>From: "Ben Robertson" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Refashioning the Self (3/15/06; MLA '06)
>Refashioning the Self: Authorial Construction in Autobiographical Writing
>Abstracts are invited for a proposed special session at the annual Modern
>Language Association Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27-30
>This session, pending approval of the MLA program committee, will examine
>how authors write about themselves in various contexts. Papers may explore
>authorial self-reflexivity in novels, poetry, diaries, letters, or other
>contexts such as e-mail or speeches. The session will address such
>questions as the following:
>--How do authors construct themselves through their work?
>--To what extent does an author's construct of self differ from, say, a
>--In what ways does the author-created self inform our understanding of his
>or her biography?
>--What legitimacy do we give to authorial self construction?
>--How do autobiographical tendencies in a work change our interpretation of
>the piece and other works?
>--How might the author's self-construction reshape our understandings of
>Please send an abstract (300-word limit, please), a brief vitae, and
>relevant contact information to [log in to unmask] by 15 March
>2006. Submissions by e-mail are preferred, but you may post your materials
>Ben P. Robertson
>Troy, AL 36082
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