Paper abstracts are invited for a seminar entitled "Vox Clamantis: Silencing, Censorship, and the Role of the Intellectual", at the 49th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, April 12-18, 2018 (Pittsburgh, PA).
This panel aims to interrogate the presence and absence of authorized voices and silences as well as the processes by which they appear and disappear alongside the perennial question of who decides what qualifies as truth (and official history) in the public, private, and intellectual spheres. Who decides who speaks and who does not? Where does the intellectual’s responsibility lie? Is intellectual production always already political? Can it be anything else? What constitutes the role of the intellectual in society today? Papers in English, Spanish, or French are welcome.
Full panel description below and at this link: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17137
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Please note: you do not need to be a NEMLA member to submit an abstract.