>From: "Steve Gallagher" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: The End of Tolerance? (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)
>Panel Title: The End of Tolerance?
>38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
>March 1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland
>As the new century began, 'tolerance' was supposed to pour healing oil on
>American waters and enable some ground for a universal moral commitment. In
>Europe, it was believed that the emergence of the European Union and the
>"European Dream" would enable a culture of tolerance and a kindly
>integration of The Other.
>A few short years later, the almost frantic hopes placed in the promise of
>tolerance have been frustrated, intolerance is on the march in both the
>U.S. and Europe, and the promise of tolerance appears to be effectively
>dead. Does "tolerance" have a future? And if so, what shape will it take?
>Some possible topics, offered only to spur possible ideas:
>1. the "cartoon controversy" and the European principle of
>2. the cosmopolitan tolerance of Kant and Habermas: future directions
>3. the new scapegoats: homosexuals, humanists, undocumented immigrants
>4. can tolerance work if one of the parties remains intolerant?
>5. Derrida's concept of "hospitality" vs. tolerance: contrast and
>6. any other topic related to tolerance, its current state, and its
>Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted for consideration by
>September 15, 2006. The panel will take place at 38th Northeast Modern
>Language Association Conference Baltimore March 1-4, 2007
>Abstracts should be emailed as attachments in Word or RTF format to
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>Please include with your abstract:
>Name and Affiliation
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>Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
>however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may
>present at a paper session panel and also present at a creative session or
>participate in a roundtable.
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