>From: Kristin Girard <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: The "New Aesthetics" and Literary Criticism (4/15/07;
>South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference
>November 9-11, 2007
>Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown
>SAMLA Literary Criticism Discussion Circle
>"The Re-emergence of Aesthetic Approaches in Literary Criticism"
>Literary critics employing ideological approaches often write from a position
>that is set in opposition to aesthetic approaches. Ideological
>been fairly dominant for many years in literary criticism, but recently there
>appears to be a resurgence of interest in aesthetics. Does a turn toward
>aesthetics suggest a shift away from ideological approaches? Does the "new
>aesthetics" signal a simply a return to Frankfurt School notions of aesthetics
>and politics, or something new?
>The SAMLA Literary Criticism Discussion Circle invites paper proposals
>that are related to this year's topic, "The Re-emergence of Aesthetic
>Approaches in Literary Criticism." Proposals may address issues including,
>but not limited to, the theory and practice of aesthetic approaches in
>contemporary literary studies; the Frankfurt School and its relevance to
>contemporary theory; the intersection of theoretical frameworks (such as
>psychoanalysis, feminism, postcolonialism, ecocriticsm, ect.) with aesthetics;
>and the tensions and/or possibilities generated by a convergence of
>and aesthetic approaches.
>E-mail abstracts of approximately 250 words (inline or as an attachment)
>by April 15, 2007 to session chair Kristin Girard at
>[log in to unmask] All submissions will be acknowledged upon
>Kristin Girard, Ph. D.
>Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow
>School of Literature, Communication and Culture
>686 Cherry St.
>Atlanta, GA 30332-0165
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