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>The following is a description of a seminar session to be held at the
>American Comparative Literature Association Convention in San Marcos and
>San Diego CA, 4-6 April 2003. The seminar will meet for two hours on each
>of the three days of the conference. Participants will present 15-20 minute
>descriptions of their research. Abstracts before September 30, 2002 to:
>John Ganim, Professor of English, University of California, Riverside 92521
>via email: [log in to unmask]
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>Architecture, Urbanism, and Literature:
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>Over the past two decades, studies such as Marshall Berman's All That Is
>Solid Melts Into Air (largely about New York, Paris and St. Petersburg);
>Mike Davis' City of Quartz (largely concerning Los Angeles) and Edward
>Soja's Postmodern Geographies (about third world cities as well as Southern
>California) have defined and addressed the crises (economic, cultural and
>political) of what we used to call the city, and now must use a panoply of
>terms, under the umbrella of the Metropolis, to cover. Yet since the
>Renaissance, the City has served both as arena and as metaphor for cultural
>activity. This session will map that metaphor. The generative questions
>surrounding some of the most interesting directions in literary study,
>loosely grouped under postmodernism, are those translated from the
>discourse of architecture and urbanism in the past ten years. At the same
>time, language and literature have provided the vocabulary, and sometimes
>the syntax, of that discourse. This is a session about the relationships,
>broadly considered, between architecture, urbanism and literary study.
>Scholars from all periods and national literatures would be welcome.
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>Seminar Leader:   John Ganim, University of California, Riverside
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>For further information, see http://lynx.csusm.edu/acla2003/acla_cfp.asp
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>John M. Ganim
>Professor of English
>Department of English
>University of California, Riverside
>900 University Avenue
>Riverside CA 92521
>TEL (909) 787-5301, x11540
>FAX (909) 787-3967
>EMAIL [log in to unmask]
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