Call for Papers: The Power and Limits of Narrative in Opposing Injustice, NeMLA 2020 seminar session.
Submission deadline: September 30, 2019.
Convention dates: March 5-8, 2020, Boston, MA.
Literature, film, and other forums for bearing witness can create space for silenced voices and lead to recognition for people subjected to human rights violations. Yet narratives that strive to combat injustice often produce their own injustices. They can define their subjects solely as victims of violation or appropriate voices in ways their subjects would not endorse. This NeMLA seminar session seeks papers that address the limits and pitfalls of narrative responses to injustice, including formal experiments and innovations that strive to negotiate these pitfalls. Discussions of all genres and media welcome. Please submit 200-300 word abstract and bio to Lisa Propst through the NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP
Lisa Propst (session chair)