This seminar seeks papers on an emerging form of narrative written in the aftermath of atrocity that is best described as literature of historical guilt. Texts in this tradition ask how to come to terms with historical atrocity committed by one’s ancestors. Focusing on fiction from the United States and Germany, we will explore how these literary texts confront historical responsibility, indictment, guilt, shame, evasion or repression, and instances of moral ambiguity?
Please send 250-500 word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: September 30, 2012
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation, email address, postal address, telephone number, A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration).
For more information, please go to http://www.peterbeckerphd.com.
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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