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Beyond Exile: Place and Placelessness in Modernist Literature

Exile implies a home, however long lost; it implies something to which return, even if practically impossible, can be imagined. This panel will consider deeper states of estrangement from place, and by extension often from language as well. What of characters who have no home to long for? For whom even their "native" language feels foreign? What of novels or poems that thematize or enact such displacement in their form or style? This panel invites papers that consider the phenomenon of non-belonging to place or language in modernist literature. Please send abstract of 300 words and a brief bio to Maren Linett at mlinett@purdue.edu by May 1, 2009.

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

CFP Submission Deadline: May 01, 2009

For more information, contact: Maren Linett

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