for the panel

The  Metropolis: Origin of Literature, Art, and Culture

to be presented at the annual conference of the
Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
November 11-13, 2005

Literary, artistic and cultural production has the natural tendency to
culminate in the city, which is often rendered subject to the work
produced. A more important result is the city as origin not just of
individual works, but of literary or artistic movements, styles, genres,
industries, cultural theories, and criticisms. Papers in this panel may be
interdisciplinary, dealing with any metropolitan site and its significance
for the production, representation, and exchange of ideas.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

• Comparing the artistic role of city centers
• Literary and artistic groups in a metropolitan area
• Political developments and literary/artistic production
• Metropolitan genres, styles, movements
• City-oriented literary or cultural criticisms
• Artistic industries and the city
• Metropolitan themes and motifs
• The traditional and the modern city
• Discourses of the city
• Traveling to and from the city
• Integration/Disintegration
• Cultural management
• Multiculturalism and the city

For more information or to submit a proposal of no more than 500 words and
a 50 word abstract, please email:

Susanne Kelley, Ph.D.
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of Nevada, Reno
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by March 15, 2005

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