Childhood and Adolescence in Contemporary Women’s Autobiographies in French
The aim of this NeMLA 2012 panel is to look at childhood and adolescence as increasingly important in contemporary women’s autobiography as a literary mode. Far from being narrated as a blissful state of innocence, for female authors the description of early events can function as a way to resist constrictive social rules, to denounce religious oppression and gender discrimination, to break taboos, to reveal secrets and ultimately to start healing traumatic ruptures. Please send 250-300 word abstracts by September 30, 2011 to Anna Rocca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Deadline: September 30, 2011
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)
Anna Rocca, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of French & Italian
Salem State University, Salem, MA 01970-5353
Ph. (978) 542-7106