>From: James Clawson <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Evolution and the Rites of Passage (UK) (6/15/06;
>'evolutions': a two-day international conference hosted by the School
>of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh,
>22-23 September 2006
>CFP Panel: Unfolding Selves: Evolution and the Rites of Passage
> From the birth of a child to the death of a parent, entering university
>to finishing schooling, childhood to adulthood through a myriad of
>milestones, life is full of markers of change.
> * What can be said about losing one's virginity, shaving for the
>first time, or the onset of menstruation?
> * What is the significance of confirmation or circumcision?
> * What greater privileges come in the gaining of a driver's licence
>or the right to vote?
>This panel will consider these rites of passage, ritualized actions of
>movement, crossing over to approach an other. We encourage proposals
>from all disciplines, be they historic explorations of visual
>depictions, considerations of Bildungsroman, readings of travel
>narratives, anthropological approaches, or studies of other thresholds
>of becoming, the unfolding and expanding liminal moments of Rites of
>Applicants who are interested in submitting a paper for this panel
>should send a title and abstract of no more than 300 words accompanied
>by a short CV to <evolutions.conference_at_ed.ac.uk>, specifying the
>panel in the message body. The deadline for submission is 15 July, and
>speakers whose proposals have been accepted will be notified shortly
>after that. Papers delivered at the conference are expected to be
>approximately 20 minutes long. Selected papers from the conference will
>be collected and published in a special issue of Forum, Postgraduate
>Journal of Culture and the Arts, University of Edinburgh.
>For more information please visit the conference website at
><http://forum.llc.ed.ac.uk/evolutions/>. If you have any questions
>concerning this panel, please contact James Clawson at the following
>e-mail address: <j.m.clawson_at_ed.ac.uk>.
>This conference is being generously co-sponsored by Forum and the
>University of Edinburgh.
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