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Call for Papers: Maternal Hauntings: Feminine Spectral Identities in Asian-American Literature


Thank you Tara Betts for sending this along: Conference: 43rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Place: Rochester, NY Date: March 15-18, 2012 Submission deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2011

This panel seeks to theorize the maternal haunting, feminine spectral identities, and ghost figures in Asian American literature. Topics or critical paradigms can include, but are not limited to: memory, rape, trauma, the abject, silence, transnationalism, eroticism, materiality, femininity, miscegenation, consumption, loss, reception theory, and reader-response. Send a 1-page abstract and brief bio as a Word attachment to Jina Lee,, with NEMLA in the subject line.

More information: Northeast Modern Language Association.