>Call for Papers’ÄîHistorical Novel--History and the Future
>Central New York Conference on Language and Literature
>The conference is scheduled this year from October 29 October 31, which
> is a Friday--Sunday.
>After last year’Äôs very successful panel on the historical novel,
>we look forward to another interesting and enlightening panel at
>The Central New York Language and Literature conference at SUNY
>Cortland in Cortland, New York.
>This year the conference is focused the future. While we are not
>limited to the theme in our papers, here are three very broad
>questions we could consider.
>How might the historical novel intersect with our formulation of the future?
>What might the relationship of the historical novel be in nation building?
>How do representations of the past in fiction serve to broaden
>awareness of history and hence perhaps influence the way the future
>It seems to me that these questions ask us to consider some of the
>essential questions about the genre itself.
>Historiocity. Accuracy. Story. Can one be privileged over another?
>Are overtly political novels ever successful as literature?
>You are welcome to write about canonical and non-canonical texts,
>translations, and historical/speculative fiction and
>Proposals of 250 words are due by 15 July 2004.
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