Monday, July 20, 2015

CFP Roundtable on Metaphors of Detection (9/30/15; NeMLA 2016)

“Metaphors of Detection” (Roundtable)
Announcement published by Cecilia Feilla on Sunday, July 5, 2015

Call for Papers
September 30, 2015
Connecticut, United States
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Roundtable on “Metaphors of Detection”

Northeast Modern Language Association 47th Annual Convention

Hartford, Connecticut

March 17-20, 2016

Metaphors make the detective. Whether Dupin's "clew," Holmes's game metaphor ("the game's afoot"), Poirot's puzzles and gestalt, or the labyrinths of film noir, the governing metaphors of the great fictional detectives encapsulate the underlying social, hermeneutic, and cultural assumptions that govern their methods. This roundtable aims to bring together a variety of approaches, examples, and interpretations of the guiding metaphors of detective fiction from the genre's origins to the present day. Short presentations on detective narratives in any genre, language, or medium are welcome; talks on a single metaphor, author, or nexus of metaphors and authors are of particular interest.

Deadline for abstracts: Sept. 30, 2015

Please submit an abstract of 250-500 words directly to the specified NeMLA link for the roundtable at

Follow the instruction to create a user account. Session ID 15900.

Session organizer: Cecilia Feilla, Department of English and World Literatures, Marymount Manhattan College

Session Format: Roundtable

Area: Anglophone/Comparative Literature

Contact Info:
Cecilia Feilla (Marymount Manhattan College)

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