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MSA 11: Modernist Lies and the Lying Modernists Who Tell Them

Modernist Lies and the Lying Modernists Who Tell Them
(with apologies to Al Franken)

What do modernists lie about?
What constitutes a lie in a modernist text?
How (rhetorically, formally) do modernists lie?

This panel seeks to interrogate the language of lying in modernist texts. Papers would ideally go beyond identifying instances of lying to consider how lies influence the structure, meaning, or reception of a text. Proposals especially welcome that address questions of genre or boundaries between genres. Please send a short abstract (300 words) and bio to Jessica Weare, jweare@stanford.edu, by April 30th.

Conference Location: Montr, Canada
Conference Starts: November 05, 2009
Conference Ends: November 08, 2009

CFP Submission Deadline: April 30, 2009

For more information, contact: Jessica Weare

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