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>From: "Alexandra H Neel ([log in to unmask])" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: 'Filthy Types': Technology, 
>Reproduction, and Monstrosity in the Romantic 
>Period (11/30/05; ACLA, 3/23/06-3/26/06)
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>'Filthy Types': Technology, Reproduction, and 
>Monstrosity in the Romantic Period
>  ACLA 2006, Princeton University
>  Seminar Organizer(s): Alexandra Neel, Princeton 
>University; Dermot Ryan, Columbia University
>
>Confronting his creator, Victor Frankenstein, 
>the monster exclaims: ýMy form is a filthy type 
>of yours, more horrid from its very 
>resemblance.ţ Taking our cue from the monster, 
>we invite proposals that explore the 
>relationships between reproduction and 
>monstrosity in late eighteenth- and early 
>nineteenth-century print and visual culture. The 
>areas we are interested in exploring include: 1) 
>the relationships between technologies of 
>reproduction and concepts of the monstrous copy 
>or Űfilthy typeÝ; 2) the ways in which 
>technologies of reproduction transform and/or 
>deform the human; 3) the ways in which 
>technologies of reproduction produce ýfilthy 
>types,ţ i.e., bad writing and/or bad characters; 
>4) the ways in which ýfilthy typesţ ˝the 
>criminal, the pornographer, the 
>revolutionary˝employ technologies of 
>reproduction like the printing press and 
>stereotype printing; 5) seditious literature and 
>criminal biography; 6) conceptions of the 
>reproductive body in scientific and medical di
>scourse; 7) tattooing; 8) mimicry. The seminar 
>welcomes contributions from scholars doing work 
>on print culture and literature; popular and 
>visual culture; media theory; the history and 
>sociology of reading; feminism and gender 
>studies. We also welcome papers addressing 
>broader questions regarding monstrosity in the 
>late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century: 
>How do technical and scientific innovations 
>affect conceptualizations of monstrosity? What 
>do conceptualizations of monstrosity tell us 
>about changing definitions of the 
>human/non-human during the period? What defines 
>a monster as such? Are monsters necessarily 
>singular or can there be a community of 
>monsters? Can monsters reproduce themselves?
>
>Sumbit proposals online before 30 November, 2005, at
>  the following link:
>http://aslamp01.princeton.edu/%7Eoitdas/acla06/
>
>The ACLA 2006 general website:
>http://webscript.princeton.edu/~acla06/site/

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