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>From: "Elissa Weeks" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: (dis)junctions: Pleasure and Theoretical (Mis)reading
>(grad) (1/7/05; 4/8/05-4/9/05)
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>(dis)junctions: theory reloaded (april 8-9, 2005)
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>pleasure and theoretical (mis)reading
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>This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions:
>theory reloaded at the University of California, Riverside's 12th Annual
>Humanities Graduate Conference on April 8-9, 2005.
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>"I miss reading." We speak it quietly, within the closed confines of our
>locked offices, dark library corners, or buried in cyberspace. While paying
>respectful (and sometimes coerced) homage to the powerhouse of THEORY,
>underground we express nostalgia for the love of reading and writing. Is
>there a place in literature studies for pleasure, for our first love? Are we
>misreading theory when we allow it to squeeze out the pleasure of the text?
>Does any specific branch of theory open more easily for the discussion of
>pleasure in either reading or writing? Does cultural studies addresss the
>affective process of reading more thoroughly than more classical theoretical
>traditions? Is the sometimes intangible quality of pleasure superseded by
>the scientific dissection of the  process itself? Is there any change in
>sight, or will the compartmentalization continue between what scholars do
>for love and what scholars do for money?
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>Abstracts of approximately 250 words should be emailed to
>[log in to unmask] by January 7, 2005 (text in the body of the message;
>please no attachments).
>
>For more information on the conference, please visit:
>http://english.ucr.edu/gsea/disjunctions/
>

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