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>Deadline: Friday, January 23.
>The University of Victoria's 5th Annual Interdisciplinary English Graduate
>Students Conference invites proposals for papers for this year's conference
>entitled "Incorporations."
>
>"Incorporations:  An Interdisciplinary Conference on Discourses Of/Against
>Incorporation and Corporealization" will occur on March 12 and 13th, 2004
>University of Victoria,
>Victoria, BC Canada
>
>We live within bodies -- corporate bodies, institutional bodies, physical
>bodies
>and textual bodies.  Incorporation connotes the body in all its metaphorical
>senses and can be discursive as well as political and economic.  This
>conference will explore ideas of incorporation and corporealization as they
>relate to the university as an economic and political institution and to the
>study of texts and literature.  How is a body -- an institution, an
>individual,
>a body of knowledge, and/or a textual body -- created, defined, limited, and
>possibly transcended?  This conference seeks papers exploring discourses of
>incorporations and corporeality pertaining to the university as an institution
>and to the study of literature. Proposals for 20-minute papers
>and panels focusing on literary or theory-based discussions can include, but
>are not limited to:
>
>- Discourses of embodiment and/or disembodiment; the politics of formation
>- Corporatization and privatization of the university and/or literature
>- Commodification of education, intellectual property, words and language
>- The "student body" versus the institutional body
>- Theories of the body: postcolonial, carnivalesque, grotesque, gendered, etc.
>- Mind/Body binary: the body as "other"; Other bodies, other selves
>- Senses and sensibilities; the five senses, emotions, "other senses" and the
>literary, "other" senses in pedagogy etc.
>- The corporeal as metaphor
>- A body of work; the canon as corporealization
>- Limitations of "the body of text"?
>- The aesthetics of the body
>- The Incorporation and/or commodification of culture, nature, resistance and
>dissent
>
>We will have two keynote speakers this year.  Dr. Masao Miyoshi, Hajime Mori
>Professor of Japanese, English and Comparative Literature from the University
>of California, San Diego will be presenting a paper entitled: "Discipline,
>Department and Profession." Dr. Miyoshi's recent writing has been on academe,
>humanities and the corporate thrust in universities.  Our other keynote
>speaker will be Charles Altieri, Professor of English & Director,
>Consortium for the Arts, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
>
>The conference will also include a panel entitled In the Name the Humanities:
>Research, Academic Capitalism, Technology.  In its 1999 meeting, the Canadian
>Conference of Deans of Arts expressed consensus [that] the humanities are
>under siege both from within their institutions . . . [and] from government
>forces. "In the Name the Humanities" will be a panel discussion designed to
>address the impact of recent research and market-driven policies, the pressure
>to apply for external funding, and performance indicators on Humanists today.
>The panel will be lead by Dr. Masao Miyoshi, Hajime Mori Professor of
>Literature, University of California, San Diego, and also include Dr. Arthur
>Kroker, Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture and Theory at the
>University of Victoria.  Dr. Charles Altieri, Professor of English & Director,
>Consortium for the Arts, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA will act as first
>respondent to the panel.
>
>Proposal length is 300-500 words.  Please send a separate cover letter with
>name, address, telephone number, email address and affiliated institution.
>Deadline for proposals is January 16, 2004.  Please send abstracts to JanaLee
>Cherneski, Conference Manager: [log in to unmask] or to the Department of
>English as listed at the end of this posting.
>
>Address (Courier)
>Department of English
>University of Victoria
>Clearihue Building, Room C343
>Victoria, BC V8W 3W1
>Canada
>
>Address (Mail)
>Department of English
>University of Victoria
>PO Box 3070 STN CSC
>Victoria, BC V8W 3W1
>Canada
>
>
>Stephen Ross,
>Assistant Professor of English,
>University of Victoria,
>P.O. Box 3070 STN CSC,
>Victoria, BC V8W 3W1
>
>Phone: 250-721-7260
>Email: <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]
>URL: <http://web.uvic.ca/~saross>http://web.uvic.ca/~saross
>

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