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GERMAN-CFP-L  April 2004

GERMAN-CFP-L April 2004

Subject:

CFP: Ethics and the Unexpected (5/15/04; collection)

From:

Karen Eng <[log in to unmask]>

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

Date:

Wed, 21 Apr 2004 18:15:10 -0500

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>
>TEXTUAL ETHOS STUDIES: AN EXPLORATORY READER
>
>We are putting together a collection to  illustrate the distinction
>between positing literature as a container for moral values and as
>performing values. We are promoting studies that attempt to avoid an
>assumption of a known code of ethics in favour of seeing the act of
>reading and engaging with literature as a process of discovery of the
>ethos portrayed through the manner in which the story is told or the book
>is written. The ethos of a work thus functions dialogically on two primary
>levels, inside the text-world and in the textual links to the world
>outside the text, to the reader. Textual ethos as the manner and mode of
>writing relates to professed ethics in the text as a confirmation or a
>denial.
>
>Ethical criticism has traditionally dealt with relating literature to
>ethical questions in the real world and the contributors to this volume
>acknowledge the value and importance of this while also recognizing the
>complexity of texts and of responding to a world that is growing
>increasingly aware of its mutual dependence as well as its diversity and
>difference. Many of the contributors have chosen to deal with types of
>texts not usually dealt with in ethical criticism, e.g. violent texts, the
>grotesque,  and psychotic writing, while  others deal with issues that
>have strong ethical implications but where these are not easily pinned
>down in the text without prejudging the text by either its authorÝs status
>or an assumption of cultural values.
>
>We are still interested in receiving proposals  and papers dealing with
>any of the following:
>
>--violence in contemporary literature
>--the grotesque (especially in relation to gender)
>--psychotic writing
>--female circumcision
>--the position of women in Muslim countries (e.g. seclusion, the veil
>problematic, sexuality)
>--texts written by authors that are problematic  for their known/reputed
>e.g. sexism, anti-semitism, or racism
>
>Deadline: May 15th, 2004 but sooner is preferable. We are working with
>publishers for this volume to come out in the fall. MLA format. 4000-7000
>words (on the shorter end of this scale is good). Endnotes. Write to
>[log in to unmask]
>
>--
>Anna F┬hraeus
>Department of English
>Goteborg University
>


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