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>From: Daniel B Listoe <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Poetics and History (4/20/05; MMLA, 11/10/05-11/13/05)
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>Call for Papers: "Poetics and History"
>Midwestern Modern Language Association Meeting ("History, Memory, and
>Exile")
>Milwaukee, WI
>November 10th-13th, 2005
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>Given a generation of epistemological questions literary theory, and the
>so-called ìlinguistic turn,î have raised about history, after the new
>history and the new historicism, how can literary scholars productively
>engage questions of the past? We are all familiar with the imperative to
>historicize, ideas about the limits of representation, an the
>vicissitudes of memory, but what emerges when one attempts to /think/
>history?
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>Proposals are invited for papers that approach the complexities of ìthe
>pastî by re-thinking the interrelation of aesthetics and history. By
>what processesórhetorical and aestheticóis the past translated into what
>counts as history? How have these processes evolved within modernity?
>How should we consider the very /idea/ of history thru its necessarily
>poetic dimensions? How do we come to know the past through the aesthetic
>judgments? What are the ethical dimensions of this understanding of
>history? How have theoretical developments in the Humanities created a
>productive tension with our sense of history?
>
>Papers from all disciplines, addressing the meaning of testimony and
>memory for history, literary narrative and its manifestations of
>history, artistic strategies for apprehending the past, and
>investigations of the various theoretical approaches to historical
>thought, are welcome. Please submit a 250-word abstract by April 20,
>2005 to:
>
>Daniel Listoe
>Departments of English and Hebrew Studies
>University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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