>From: "brad tabas" <[log in to unmask]>
>Ampersand: The Journal of the Department of Comparative Literature at NYU
>CALL FOR PAPERS:
>Small Worlds, Large Worlds, Other Worlds...
>New worlds, old worlds, third worlds, first worlds, art worlds, Disney
>worlds, wide worlds, monadic worlds, multiple worlds, possible worlds,
>language worlds-- all worlds. Does not each language constitute a separate
>vision of the world? Is literature anything but a depiction or evocation of
>some world? Is the political anything but a statement on how the spatial
>and material world ought to be controlled, divided, described, inscribed?
>Can we truly say that philosophy is not, at heart, an attempt to understand
>and express the world? Is ethics ever anything but an attempt to understand
>what to do in the world? Can we not think of history as a narrative of men
>and women imposing their visions of the world upon the world itself? Beyond
>literature, beyond nations, beyond theory, beyond language, beyond history,
>there is world. Yet the concept of world is a problem on all of these
>levelsˇa source of conflict in all of these worlds.
>Broadly speaking, Ampersand is looking for papers on the subject of world.
>Submitters are welcome to construe world as empire, world as globalization,
>to understand world as a question of space, to envision it in terms of
>middle passages, discoveries of new worlds, assimilation and hybridization.
>Theories of world, histories involving the discoveries of worlds, stories
>treating events altering the world, all involve the expression of world.
>Minor worlds are as welcome as major worlds, possible worlds, impossible
>worlds, heterotopias, and utopias, all are welcome. It is your world.
>Submissions due by May 20, 2003
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