As part of the 2014 NeMLA Convention hosted by Susquehanna University beginning on April 3, this panel will explore the role of the body and its five senses—sight, touch, smell, taste, and hearing—in the short fiction of Jorge Luis Borges. How do the abstract ideas that Borges presents to the reader rely on (or come in tension with) this sensory information? Topics include, but are not limited to, the strategic construction (or obfuscation) of space, gender, race, violence and sexuality within the context of Borges’ larger emphasis on textual artifice. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2013.
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