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>From: "Soelve Curdts" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Form, Formalizing, The Formulaic (11/30/05; ACLA, 
>3/23/06-3/26/06)
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>ACLA Seminar: Form, Formalizing, The Formulaic
>Seminar Organizer: Soelve Curdts, Princeton University
>
>How can figures of form, rhyme schemes, repetitions, rhythmic elements which
>pervade literary works - often in so far as they are literary - be
>distinguished
>from the formulaic? When does a metaphor become a dead metaphor? When does
>repetition turn from a literary / stylistic device into cliche, into the
>hackneyed
>or everyday? More broadly speaking, how do all of these questions contribute
>to our (human) ability to recognize repetition as such in its difference
>from
>what is being repeated? Papers addressing all aspects of figures which
>oscillate between the heights of form and the abysses of the formulaic
>welcome.
>Topics might include but are not limited to: lists, "received ideas",
>rhetorical questions (how can they be distinguished as rhetorical), dead as
>opposed
>to living metaphors, and other figures of repetition.
>
>This seminar is being organized for the upcoming conference of the American
>Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) which will be held at Princeton
>University March 23 - 26 2006.
>
>All paper proposals must be submitted via the conference website at:
>http://aslamp01.princeton.edu/%7Eoitdas/acla06/
>
>Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2005.
>
>For general information about the conference go to:
>http://webscript.princeton.edu/~acla06/site/
>
>

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