CFP: The Poetics and Politics of Silence (3/11/05; PAMLA, 11/11/05-11/13/05)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
Panel Topic:  The Poetics and Politics of Silence
November 11-13, 2005
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California

Submission Deadline: March 11, 2005

Proposals are sought for a panel on the Poetics and Politics of Silence.
Papers are invited to analyze any aspect of the representation of silence
in literature, film, art, history, and politics. One might investigate
structures of individual or collective silence, silence which conceals
historical moments, cultural conflicts, traumatic political events,
minority or gender issues.
Topics might include:
-         Silence as conscious recognition of the absence of speech.
-         Historical moments or cultural conflicts that promote individual
or collective silence.
-         Narrative strategies which infuse silence and fill the void.
-         The role of literature, film, or visual art in exposing silence
and revealing lost voices and hidden areas of history, culture and politics.

Please e-mail a 500 word proposal and a 50-word abstract (PAMLA
regulations) to <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] or
send by post to the following address:
Birgit Maier-Katkin
Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
362 Diffenbaugh
The Florida State University
Tallahassee, Fl. 32306-1540

See the PAMLA website (<> for
information regarding membership and conference registration.

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Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Meghan McKinstry
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