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GERMAN-CFP-L  October 2006

GERMAN-CFP-L October 2006

Subject:

CFP: Transgressions of Genre (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

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Megan McKinstry <[log in to unmask]>

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

Date:

Thu, 5 Oct 2006 11:10:08 -0500

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>From: "birger vanwesenbeeck" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Transgressions of Genre (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)
>
>
>American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting
>April 19-22, 2007
>Puebla, Mexico
>   http://acla2007.complit.ucla.edu/
>   
>   Transgressions of Genre
>   
>   From roughly the late 1970s until the present 
>moment, the question of genre has frequently 
>resurfaced as perhaps the single most important 
>challenge posed to literary studies today. 
>Uncomfortable with the termís traditional 
>connotations of rigidity and hierarchy yet also 
>unwilling to give up on a literary device with 
>obvious didactic and historical relevance, many 
>critics including Jacques Derrida, Jonathan 
>Culler and Marjorie Perloff have sought to 
>redefine the concept of genre in permeable and 
>transitional terms. Contemporary poets, 
>playwrights, and novelists, too, have become 
>increasingly interested in the willful 
>transgression of existing genre 
>conventionsóoften, though not always, to ironic 
>effectówhile the works of older literary 
>generations are being reinvestigated along the 
>lines of these new theories of genre. Following 
>up on these recent critical debates, this panel 
>invites papers that investigate both the 
>reformulation of genre as a theoretical and
>  methodological tool, and the redefinition of 
>particular genres across time and space.  Papers 
>may choose to focus on the work of one author or 
>theorist in particular, or may choose to study 
>the transgression of genre in the works of 
>various authors within one national literature 
>or across national and cultural boundaries.  Of 
>particular interest are papers that explore the 
>racial reinscription of genre; the relationship 
>between genre and gender; and the 
>historico-cultural transformation of particular 
>genres.
>   
>   Inquiries should be directed to seminar chair 
>Birger Vanwesenbeeck at 
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>   To submit an abstract, please complete the online form available at:
>   http://acla2007.complit.ucla.edu/forms/form2.html
>   You can also follow the link to this form from the conference website. All
>submissions must be sent to the conference organizers via the online form.
>Your proposal will then be forwarded to the seminar chair.
>   OFFICIAL DEADLINE: November 1st, 2006. Early submissions appreciated.
>   The above description as well as a link to the online submission form are
>available directly at:
>   http://dev.cdh.ucla.edu/acla2007/?p=69
>

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