>Call for seminar papers for
>American Comparative Literature Association
>Annual Conference 2003
>Hosted by California State University San Marcos
>San Diego, California
>April 4-6, 2003
>Deadline: 16 September 2002.
>Seminar Title: From Background to Foreground: Examining the Relationship(s)
>between Paratext and Text
>This panel seeks to cross over or outside the traditional margins of the text
>and to explore how paratextual features--such as titles, dedications,
>epigraphs, prefaces, afterwords, footnotes, and marginalia--relate to the
>text itself. In particular, this panel seeks to examine the myriad ways in
>which paratext influences one's reading of a text. Possible topics include,
>but are not limited to:
>* Authorial versus allographic paratexts: does the reader approach them
>in the same manner? how do they differ with respect to their effect on how
>one reads the text?
>* Fictional paratexts: graphically, these lie outside the boundaries of
>the text itself, yet, like the text itself, they are a fictional production
>of the author-- what purposes do they serve? how do they influence one's
>reading of the text?
>Please submit one-page abstracts to Corinne Scheiner
>([log in to unmask]) by 16 September 2002.
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>Maytag Assistant Professor
>The Colorado College
>14 East Cache La Poudre Street
>Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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