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>Subject: CFP: Pounce! Predators, Parasites and Critics (grad) 
>(5/13/05; 10/7/05-10/8/05)
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>Pounce! Predators, Parasites and Critics:  Interdisciplinary Approaches to
>Living Off of Others
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>The University of Texas Program in Comparative Literature and the Graduate
>Association for Comparative Literature Students (GRACLS) invites papers to be
>presented at The Second Annual Conference for Graduate Students For 
>Comparative
>Literature and Literary Studies to be held October 7th and 8th, 2005.  This
>yearŪs conference seeks papers that address various aspects of predation and
>predatory behaviors as they may be interpreted through art, literature,
>politics, theory and other interdisciplinary approaches.  We envision a wide
>variety of possible panel topics that may include but are not limited to:
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>Theories of consumerism, cultural capital, and capitalism
>Postcolonial theories, texts and the processes of usurping power
>The predatory and/or parasitic role of the critic in art and literature
>The predatory and/or parasitic role of theory in art and literature
>The dangers of žnewÓ and žinterdisciplinaryÓ approaches
>Creativity crises:  Rewriting and remaking in film and other genres (i.e.: the
>žDisneyficationÓ of fairytales and myths)
>Predatory literary (fictional or authorial) figures
>The avant-garde or experimentation/new approaches in theater, film, art,
>literature, etc.
>The purpose or predatory role of žthe CanonÓ
>Crime and Predation: both in an abstract or literal sense (i.e. piracy,
>thievery,cyber culture crime, the process of committing a crime)
>Environmental issues
>The aesthetics of cannibalism, colonization, or intentional appropriation of
>culture
>Images of consumption in Decadent, Gothic or otherwise monstrous 
>prose, poetry,
>film, drama, art etc.
>Perspectives on predation from the viewpoint of gender studies (involving
>feminist theories, queer theories)
>Protecting or Undoing traditions, culture, language
>Predation as creative necessity
>The sovereign, sovereignty and the subject
>Plagiarism
>Other÷
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>Presentations should be 15-20 minutes.  Please submit 200-300 word abstracts
>and
>contact information to Jenny Philips by email or by mail at the following
>addresses.  Abstracts must be received by 5pm on May 13th 2005. 
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>by email: 
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>or by mail:
>c/o Jenny Philips
>Program in Comparative Literature
>1 University Station B5003
>Austin, TX 78712-0196

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