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>From: Brian Glavey <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Modernism and the Mimetic Faculty (4/25/05; MSA, 
>11/3/05-11/6/05)
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>Modernist Studies Association 7th Annual Conference
>November 3-6, 2005: Chicago
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>Proposed Panel: Modernism and the Mimetic Faculty
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>One of the most shopworn maxims about aesthetic modernism is that,
>across a wide range of styles, genres, and media, modernism is
>resolutely anti-mimetic. The concept of mimesis that underwrites this
>view, however, tends to be a notion of visual reflection that often
>reduces the complexity of the issues involved. As Stephen Halliwell's
>_The Aesthetics of Mimesis_  demonstrates, Plato's own account is
>considerably more ambiguous and nuanced than the mimesis-as-mirror
>model, and Aristotle seems to have had something different in mind
>entirely. This proposed panel looks to broaden the understanding of
>modernist aesthetic practices in relation to other theories of mimesis,
>the mimetic, and imitation. Two directions of especial interest are the
>anthropological notion of the mimetic faculty in Walter Benjamin, and
>psychoanalytic models of mimesis and identification as elaborated by
>Diana Fuss, Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen, Judith Butler, and others.  Other
>approaches--such as those theorized by Girard, Gebauer and Wulf, Adorno
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>and/or Horkheimer, Bhabha, etc.=97are also welcome. Please send a
>one-page abstract and brief CV by April 25 to Brian Glavey at
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>Brian Glavey
>232 Monte Vista Av.
>Charlottesville, VA 22903
>434-825-7460

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