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XVII ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN ROMANCE LANGUAGES
HOSTED BY BOSTON COLLEGE ROMANCE LANGUAGE GRADUATE STUDENTS

PROGRAM

FOR THE RECORD:
HISTORICAL FICTION AND FICTIONALIZED HISTORY

April 3rd and 4th, 2009
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

CALL FOR PAPERS


This two-day conference seeks to explore the presence of heroic figures in different Romance Literatures. Relevant themes and topics may include, but are not limited to:

- HISTORICAL LANGUAGE
- PURE HISTORY OR FICTION
- HISTORICITY OF A FICTION
- FICTION AND METAFICTION

- ORAL HISTORY AND FICTION
- MYTHIFICATION OF HISTORY
- LINGUISTIC FACT AND FICTION
- HISTORIOGRAPHY IN CONTEXT
- HISTORIOGRAPHIC METAFICTION
- HISTORY, HERSTORY, AND FICTION
- PERSPECTIVE, HISTORY AND FICTION
- (CON)TEXTS, HISTORIES AND FICTIONS
- LINGUISTIC IDENTITY: FACT AND FICTION
- MARGINALIZED HISTORIES AND FICTIONS
- DISCURSIVE STRATEGIES IN HISTORIES AND FICTIONS
- GENESIS AND PALIMPSESTS OF HISTORIES AND FICTIONS
- THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO HISTORIES AND FICTIONS
- HISTORY OF A TEXT: IMPACTING, AND BEING IMPACTED BY, HISTORY

 

We also invite creative submissions, including short stories and poetry.

 

We welcome creative submissions and proposals for papers in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. Presentations will be limited to a reading time of 20 minutes (8-10 pages). Abstracts should follow the MLA style and be no more than 250 words; they must include a cover letter indicating the title, author’s name, affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. A selection of the presented articles will be published in the journal of literary criticism Romance Review www.bc.edu/romrev

Deadline for submission: January 16, 2009

Please send your abstracts by email to:
Wilson Judd Melón
Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures
Boston College, Lyons 304
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3804
Tel. (617) 552-3820
Fax (617) 552-2064
E-mail: bcrlgsa@gmail.com

A selection of the presented articles will be published in the magazine of literary criticism Romance Review www.bc.edu/romrev

We require a one-time $20 fee for each presenter

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