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CFP: NeMLA ’15 “Anonymity and Anxiety in Nineteenth-Century Narratives of London” (9/30/2014; 4/30-5/3/2015)


CFP:  “Anonymity and Anxiety in Nineteenth-Century Narratives of London”
NeMLA 2015
Toronto, Ontario
April 30-May 3, 2015
Deadline: September 30, 2014

This panel will explore the anxiety generated by the experience of anonymity in nineteenth-century London and the problems of identity, trust, and security that emergent urban existence generates. While papers might consider crowds as an aggregate of unknowns, the panel will be primarily preoccupied by the stranger who suddenly stands out or comes forward, particularly in a disconcerting fashion, the unfamiliar person who disrupts and even possibly imperils the subject’s habitual life. Proposals on any genre of prose narrative are welcome.

Please submit a 300-500 word abstract by September 30 at http://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html.

If you have any questions please contact Bruce Wyse (bwyse@wlu.ca).

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