Tuesday, September 04, 2012

CFP: Dickensian Character, NeMLA, (9/30/2012; 3/21-24/2013)

This 2013 NeMLA panel invites abstracts for papers exploring the power of Dickens to delineate character. A famous critical crux divided earlier  readers into those, like Chesterton, finding Dickensian characters archetypal and mythic, and those, like Lewes, finding them two-dimensional and mechanical. 15-minute papers wrestling with this crux by either by referencing Freudian psychoanalysis, Jungian myth-criticism, or other approaches are  welcome. Send 1-page abstracts towilliam.moeck@ncc.edu, along with institutional affiliation and contact info by 30 September 2012.  More about the 2013 Northeast Modern Language Association conference can be found at www.nemla.org