>From: Birgit Maier-Katkin <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: The Poetics and Politics of Silence (3/11/05; PAMLA,
>CFP: The Poetics and Politics of Silence (3/11/05; PAMLA, 11/11/05-11/13/05)
>Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
>Panel Topic: The Poetics and Politics of Silence
>November 11-13, 2005
>Submission Deadline: March 11, 2005
>Proposals are sought for a panel on the Poetics and Politics of Silence.
>Papers are invited to analyze any aspect of the representation of silence
>in literature, film, art, history, and politics. One might investigate
>structures of individual or collective silence, silence which conceals
>historical moments, cultural conflicts, traumatic political events,
>minority or gender issues.
>Topics might include:
>- Silence as conscious recognition of the absence of speech.
>- Historical moments or cultural conflicts that promote individual
>or collective silence.
>- Narrative strategies which infuse silence and fill the void.
>- The role of literature, film, or visual art in exposing silence
>and revealing lost voices and hidden areas of history, culture and politics.
>Please e-mail a 500 word proposal and a 50-word abstract to
><mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] or send by post to
>the following address:
>Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
>The Florida State University
>Tallahassee, Fl. 32306-1540
>See the PAMLA website (<http://www.pamla.org/>www.pamla.org) for
>information regarding membership and conference registration.
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