>From: "Ed Chan" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: UPDATE: Excess and Scarcity (3/31/05; SAMLA, 11/4/05-11/6/05)
>Note: the update includes a new deadline (31 March 2005) and sample topics.
>Literary Criticism Discussion Circle: "Excess and Scarcity"
>South Atlantic Modern Language Association
>4-6 November 2005
>This panel will explore literary, cultural, historical, and
>theoretical analyses of sites subject to the vicissitudes of excess
>and scarcity. What constitutes and who defines the boundary between
>excess and scarcity? Are they necessarily opposed or can they be
>coincident? What territories do they map? What historical and
>political interests determine acceptable levels of them?
>Examples include but are not limited to sites where the extremes of
>excess and scarcity are very apparent and highly contingent (say
>upon location or class):
>-Issues of food (industries and discourses of weight, nutrition,
>breast feeding, etc.)
>-Drugs and medicine (for instance, where resources are allocated to
>treatment of relatively benign conditions for a Northern market
>instead of deadly diseases plaguing the impoverished global South)
>-Love and sex
>Inquiries and one-page abstracts should be directed to Patricia
>Ventura at [log in to unmask] or Ed Chan at
>[log in to unmask] by 31 March 2005.
>The Literary Criticism Discussion Circle sponsors an annual panel at
>SAMLA. Those accepted for the panel will need to join SAMLA by 1
>July 2005. Information regarding the conference and SAMLA is
>available at www.samla.org.
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