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>From: Jason Haslam <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Gothic Confinement (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)
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>Gothic Confinement
>
>Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
>March 2-5, 2006
>
>Perhaps due in part to the material grotesqueries of such socially
>sanctioned confinements as slavery and imprisonment, confinement has
>a long history of representation in gothic fiction and film.  Papers
>are invited that examine not only the representation of the physical
>grotesque of these confinements, but also the ways in which gothic
>literary or cinematic endeavours themselves could be part of the
>social projects surrounding confinement.  Certainly the gothic played
>a part in abolitionist narratives--does this project continue in
>representations of imprisonment?  Or, have gothic portrayals of
>imprisonment been used as part of a project of crime
>deterrence?  Have the gothic elements of confinement, particularly,
>had specific resonances in terms of gender, sexuality, or other
>identity categories?  Papers are also welcome that examine the gothic
>use of confinement to represent issues of domesticity, education (or
>academia), or other "every day" situations.  Proposals on other
>topics are likewise welcome.
>
>Proposals should be 250-500 words, and can address any national
>literature or period.
>
>Send proposals by email (no attachments, please) to
>[log in to unmask]  Deadline: Sept. 15, 2005.
>
>See the full call for papers for the NEMLA convention at www.nemla.org
>
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>Click on the titles to see details:
>By Jason Haslam:
><http://www.utppublishing.com/pubstore/merchant.ihtml?pid=8616&step=4>Fitting
>Sentences: Identity in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Prison
>Narratives, a monograph forthcoming from the University of Toronto 
>Press, 2005.
>
>Edited by Jason Haslam and Julia M. Wright:
><http://www.utppublishing.com/pubstore/merchant.ihtml?pid=8244&step=4>Captivating
>Subjects: Writing Confinement, Citizenship, and Nationhood in the
>Nineteenth Century, a collection of critical essays available now
>(University of Toronto Press, 2005).
>--------------------------------------------
>Dr. Jason Haslam
>Assistant Professor
>Department of English
>Dalhousie University
>6135 University Ave.
>Halifax, Nova Scotia
>B3H 4P9
><http://users.eastlink.ca/~jasonhaslam>http://users.eastlink.ca/~jasonhaslam

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