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>From: Birgit Maier-Katkin <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: The Poetics and Politics of Silence (3/15/05; PAMLA,
>   11/11/05-11/13/05)
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>CFP: The Poetics and Politics of Silence (3/15/05; 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 15, 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 [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 (www.pamla.org) for information regarding 
>membership and conference registration.

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