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>Call for Papers: "Nature, Creativity and Subjectivity" (3/8/04; =
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>This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at =
>"(Dis)junctions: Romancing Heteroglossia," the University of California =
>at  Riverside's 11th Annual Humanities Conference.  It will take place =
>April 9-10 2004.  For more information visit =
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>Since the Romantic period, nature, subjectivity, and the imagination =
>have had a curious and vexed connection.  In The Prelude, William =
>Wordsworth reifies nature to create a spiritual and educational force =
>that legitimates his literary production.  Likewise Emerson's essay =
>"Nature" argues that the study of nature leads to an intuitive and =
>creative response that precipitates a religious experience.  More =
>contemporary writers like Wallace Stevens, Gary Snyder, and Leslie =
>Marmon Silko use the natural world in their writing and complicate, =
>critique and reject Romantic notions of nature.  How does "nature"-which =
>Alan Liu calls "the name under which we use the nonhuman to validate the =
>human, to interpose a mediation able to make humanity more easy with =
>itself"-help writers and poets construct subjectivity in nineteenth- and =
>twentieth-century literary production?  How is "nature" feminized, =
>spiritualized, and/or essentialized at the expense of the creative =
>purposes of the writer?  What effect does this have on our understanding =
>of the natural world?
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>Though the above paragraph focuses on post-Romantic writers, =
>contributors are invited to submit papers that examine the links among =
>nature, creativity and subjectivity in writers from any period.  Topics =
>could address but are not limited to:
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>--The Aestheticized Landscape
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>--The (Problematic) Pastoral
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>--Landscape and Nationalism
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>--Nature and the Marginalized Writer
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>--The Prospect View and Notions of Patriarchy
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>--Ecocritical Approaches to Literary Production and/or Creativity
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>Abstracts no longer than 250 words should be emailed to Eric R. Odegaard =
>at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by March =
>8th, 2004 (text in the body of the message-no attachments).  If sending =
>by snail mail, please use the following address:
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>Department of English-40
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>UC Riverside
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