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CFP: The Poetics of Exile (New Zealand) (1/31/03; 7/17/03-7/19/03)

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Stefani Engelstein <[log in to unmask]>

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German Studies CFP Forum <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 23 Jul 2002 15:29:08 -0500

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>THE POETICS OF EXILE: AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
>University of Auckland
>New Zealand
>17th-19th July 2003
>First Call for Papers
>
>"Exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to
>experience. It is the unhealable rift forced between a human being and
>a native place, between the self and its true home: its essential
>sadness can never be surmounted. And while it is true that literature
>and history contain heroic, romantic, glorious, even triumphant episodes
>in an exile's life, these are no more than efforts meant to overcome the
>crippling sorrow of estrangement. The achievements of exile are
>permanently undermined by the loss of something left behind forever."
>- Edward Said
>
>An international conference, The Poetics of Exile, to be held at the
>University of Auckland, 17th-19th July 2003, will bring together poets,
>critics, and scholars in fields as diverse as classical literature,
>indigenous and postcolonial writing, trauma studies, and the
>contemporary avantgarde, to present and discuss creative responses to
>the condition of exile.
>
>>From ancient Rome and China to Europe during the Enlightenment to
>contemporary Africa, Eastern Europe Asia, Latin America, and the
>Pacific, some of the most significant literary works have related to
>the experience of exile. While the nature and circumstances of exile
>have varied from one case to another, the sense of "loss of something
>left behind" is common to all. At a time in which the dispossession of
>indigenous peoples and the right to migrate and seek asylum are
>continually contested, it seems particularly appropriate to explore the
>intimate connection between exile and the creative process in different
>periods and political and cultural contexts.
>
>Among many possible threads for the conference are:
>
>Exile and revolt - Grounds for exile - Theorising exile
>Exile as metaphor - Writing and trauma - Return from exile
>Exile and reconciliation - Exile and dispossession
>Censorship and exile - Orientalism and exile
>Exile and insanity - Loss of homeland & tradition
>Identity and exile - Exile and the environment -
>Women and exile - Exile, memory & forgetfulness
>Exile, enrichment and inspiration - Exile and the avantgarde
>Choosing exile - Communities in exile
>
>
>Poets from many countries will be reading their work during the conference.
>
>Proposed contributions - which may be in traditional or innovative formats -
>are invited now and will be accepted or declined within a month of being
>received. Proposals for panels relating to literature of exile of a
>particular region or historical moment or to a theme or perspective on exile
>literature, as well as proposals for single contributions, will be welcome.
>Further information (with a list of key speakers and
>accommodation details) will be distributed in October to those who put
>themselves on the mailing list. The last date for acceptance of
>contributions will be 31 January 2003.
>Enquiries to:
>
>Mike Hanne
>Co-ordinator of Comparative Literature
>The University of Auckland
>Private Bag 92019
>Auckland, New Zealand
>
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>Fax: 64-9-373-7483
>Tel: 64-9-373-7599 ext 7106
>
>A website will be established for the conference at
>www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/SELL/complit
>
>
>Mike Hanne
>Coordinator of Programme in Comparative Literature
>University of Auckland
>Private Bag 92019
>Auckland
>New Zealand
>Tel: (64-9) 373-7599 ext 7106
>

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