>Insatiable Crises: Producing Obsessions, Evils, and Traumas
>University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
>3-5 April 2003
>Keynote Speakers: TBA
>The third annual, interdisciplinary conference hosted by the English
>Graduate Organization (EGO) will take place April 3-5, 2003. This year's
>theme, "Insatiable Crises: Producing Obsessions, Evils, and Traumas,"
>focuses on the juxtaposition of the seemingly incompatible concepts of
>_insatiability_ and _crises_ in order to consider the vulnerability and
>actuality of being "in crisis" in consumer-driven societies. Without
>trivializing the pain and suffering inherent in _crisis_, we wish to
>explore how desire informs the theoretical perspectives from which we
>consider the ever-present commotion and turmoil in varied lives and
>communities. Not only are we interested in notions of ethics,
>intelligence/ignorance, and diversity, but we are also interested in the
>problems of greed, hate, and freedom that are raised by recent crises.
>We seek papers that analyze and question the variety of spaces that
>crises inhabit including, but not limited to, academic disciplines, urban
>development, and international relations. Some possible questions
> What does it mean to be in crisis?
> What is immanent within crisis?
> How does one respond to crisis?
> In what ways does one seek and possibly thrive on crisis?
> What role does desire play in forming (or informing) theoretical
>perspectives of crisis?
> What sort of violence has the Institution done to the notion of
> How might one view crisis as transgression?
> How has crisis been constructed historically?
> How does the "free market" generate/prevent crisis?
> To what extent are crises real and/or imagined?
> How are class, gender, or race in crisis?
> In what ways has crisis been used and/or misused?
> How is crisis and ontological phenomenon?
>We invite papers and/or presentations that investigate these notions from
>a variety of perspectives, including American and British literature and
>culture, Film and Media studies, History, Romance Languages, German and
>Slavic Languages, Anthropology, Sociology, Fine Arts, Architecture,
>Music, and Political Science.
>Procedures and Deadlines:
>Deadline: 31 January 2003
>Proposals must include your name, e-mail address, mailing address,
>telephone number, institutional affiliation, technology requests,
>presentation title, and 300-word abstract.
>Submit proposals to <[log in to unmask]> or
> Julie A. Sinn, EGO President
> Department of English
> 4008 Turlington Hall
> PO Box 117310
> Gainesville, FL 32611-7310
>Electronic submissions are preferred, but not required.
>Panel proposals are also welcomed and encouraged.
>For any further information contact EGO President Julie A. Sinn at
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