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>Subject: CFP: Structuralism(s) Today (4/15/07; 10/11/07-10/14/07)
>"In arriving at structuralism, literary studies simply join the
>general tendency of contemporary thought. Throughout almost the entire
>realm of contemporary scholarship the discovery of the dynamic
>relations which pervade its material has proven to be an effective
>modus operandi ? for example, in the disciplines of the arts and in
>general aesthetics, in psychology, sociology, linguistics, economics,
>and even in the natural sciences" (J. Mukarovsk›, 1934)
>The Prague School project developed a functionalistic, semiotic
>approach to linguistics and literature that expanded the legacy of
>late Formalists such as R. Jakobson and J. Tynyanov. Despite
>significant contributions by J. Mukarovsk›, J. Veltrusk› and J.
>Vodicka, among many others, Prague semiotics is still unknown to many
>scholars today. The international symposium "Structuralism(s) Today:
>Prague, Paris, Tartu, and Beyond" aims not only to revaluate the
>Prague project, but to study it in relation to French
>Structuralism/Post-Structuralism and Tartu School. Scholars worldwide
>are encouraged to join the conferences to be held at the University of
>Toronto in October 11-14, 2007. Organizers are currently accepting
>proposals. Suggested topics are:
>- Structuralism: Poetics and/or Aesthetics? Idea of literariness,
>poeticity, and theatricality in 21th Century.
>- Defamiliarization: from deautomatization to Verfremdung-Effekt.
>- Literary History: Vodicka?s model of a history of reception;
>theories of immanent change vs. theories of correlation of literary
>and non-literary series.
>- Semiotics of drama: drama vs. theatre; theatricality; drama, lyric,
>and epic as sources for theatrical works.
>- Literary genres: the role of parody in the evolution of forms;
>genres and polysystems.
>- The problem of verse language: semantic gesture, from the verse line
>to the whole poem; poem as a web of phonic, syntactic, and semantic
>- Culture as system: Tartu School and its expanded cultural studies;
>Lotman?s semiosphere; semiotic analyses of culture as text.
>- Semiotics of Film and Visual Arts.
>500-words abstracts must be submitted to [log in to unmask]
>by April 15. Accepted contributors will be contacted by early May.
>Please keep in mind that all participants are required to be fluent in
>English, since both lectures and discussion will only be given in that
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