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>From: "Max Despain" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: The Impact of WWI on Expatriate Fictional and 
>Autobiographical Memory (4/22/05; MMLA, 11/10/05-11/13/05)
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>›Special Session for 2005 Mid-West MLA Convention November 10-13, The
>Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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>Remembering Identity:  The Impact of WWI on Expatriate Fictional and
>Autobiographical Memory
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>Memory is inextricably linked to ideas of time and history.  Consider that
>memories, while occurring in the present, involve reconsideration and even
>revision of past events or that written history is sometimes described as a
>creative act because it is built on the memories of individuals.  Expatriate
>modernist writers such as Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and
>F. Scott Fitzgerald reveal an understanding of the flawed nature of memory
>as it is highlighted by the catastrophic effects of WWI.  These authors have
>a special relationship with modern questions of identity, alienation, and
>isolation by virtue of seeking a life outside of their national cultures.›
>Papers should explore this special relationship by addressing expatriate
>writersŪ treatment of modern concerns like memory, history, and identity.
>Please e-mail 200-word abstracts to [log in to unmask] by April 22.  Please
>include a short CV with your submission.
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>NOTE: All participants must become 2005 M/MLA members and pay the 2005
>convention registration fee by JUNE 1 in order to be included in the printed
>program.  The conference is Nov. 10-13, 2005 at the Pfister Hotel in
>Milwaukee, WI.
>
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