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>Subject: CFP: The Abandoned House in 
>20th-Century Poetry and Visual Art (Sweden) 
>(10/1/05; 6/15/06-6/18/06)
>From: "Marit J. MacArthur" <[log in to unmask]>
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>The Abandoned House in Twentieth-Century Poetry and Visual Art
>
>I am seeking papers for a panel on abandoned houses in twentieth century
>poetry and visual art, to be presented at a conference on "Space,
>Haunting, Discourse," at Karlstad University in Sweden, June 15-18, 2005.
>On this theme, submissions are invited that offer insight into the
>phenomelogical, historical, and/or cultural valences of the image of the
>abandoned house in contemporary (inter)national traditions and/or in the
>work of individual poets or artists.
>
>Papers might investigate revisions of Romantic landscape meditation, such
>as Wordsworthís ìThe Ruined Cottage,î or draw on the work of Bachelard,
>the biopolitical theory of Agamben. They might consider the relevance of
>patterns of urban migration and rural desettlement, economic depression,
>the growth of rural tourism, and the popularity of historical restoration
>of houses and recent trends in home improvement in Europe, the U.K. and
>the U.S. Considerations of the abandoned house in non-Western cultures and
>national traditions are strongly encouraged as well.
>
>Please submit abstracts of 300 words by October 1, 2005, to Marit
>MacArthur, at [log in to unmask] AND to [log in to unmask]
>
>Department of English
>University of California, Davis
>1 Shields Avenue
>Davis CA 95616

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