>From: Pauline Anja Ebert <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Graduate Student Conference
>Call for Papers
>7th Annual Graduate Student Conference
>Theme: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" -
>Interdisciplinary Approaches to Reflections
>Classical and Modern Languages Graduate Forum
>Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
>Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
> Saturday, April 4, 2009
>Submission Deadline for Abstracts: Friday, January 16, 2009
>When contemplating ourselves in a mirror we are
>confronted with our physical appearance.
>Although the mirror doesn't lie, it doesn't show
>us the entire picture either. Often how we feel
>about our appearance is predicated on how we
>perceive ourselves, and how others perceive us.
>Metaphorically, mirrors are not just objects of
>vanity but help us gain perspective, which we
>otherwise are not in a position to see. A mirror
>can only reflect an image, our face, our hands,
>our smile: but how do we perceive our internal
>countenance, our values, our fears, our
>memories? What tools do we use to perceive less
>concrete things such as culture, history and
>gender? How does language reflect our
>individually and collectively perceived reality?
>How do our experiences color our vision?
>Abstracts for 20 minute papers are welcome, and
>might include but are not limited to the
>* defining and perceiving gender, historical,
>national/ethnic, linguistic identity *ideal vs.
>real identity *the individual as a reflection of
>a larger community *the psychological self
>*perceptions of beauty and cultural aesthetics
>*translation *historical perceptions and modern
>realities *mirror/illusion imagery in literature
>*the arts of reflecting/portraying the
>individual in film and the visual arts
>*reflections of space and "other" realities
>*reflections of genre
>1. Abstracts and papers must be in English.
>2. Abstracts must not exceed 200 words.
>3. Abstracts must contain the following
>information: name of presenter, affiliation and
>status, mailing address, e-mail address, title
>4. Presentation time limit 20 minutes (8 page maximum).
>For further information and submissions, contact
>Sasha Pákh-Kelly at [log in to unmask], or submit
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