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>Subject: CFP: Things/Matter: The Object and Its 
>Representation in Literature and Art (grad) 
>(2/3/06; 3/24/06-3/25/06)
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>Things/Matter
>The Object and Its Representation in Literature and Art
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>28th Annual Rice University Graduate Symposium, March 24-25, 2006; Rice
>University, Houston, Texas
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>Keynote Speaker
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>Professor Susan StavesÝs scholarly interests center on English literature and
>history in the Restoration and eighteenth 
>century, particularly on questions of
>how ideologies are variously created and represented in texts ranging from
>comedies to judicial opinions.  She is the author of Married WomanÝs Separate
>Property in England, 1660-1833 (1990) and coeditor and contributor of Early
>Modern Conceptions of Property (1995).  Her 
>Literary History of WomenÝs Writing
>in Britain, 1660-1789 is forthcoming.
>
>Call for Papers
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>In recent years, the study of material culture 
>has become an increasingly broad
>area of academic interest, involving a variety of disciplines and
>methodologies.  With this yearÝs Rice University 
>Graduate Symposium, we hope to
>foster interdisciplinary dialogue among emerging scholars, answering such
>questions raised by the field as the following:
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>What practical and symbolic roles do objects play within their cultural
>contexts?  How do objects gather new meaning when represented in a new medium?
>How do such representations of objects in literature and art influence culture
>in return?  And how might the material forms of literary texts or works of art
>assert themselves?
>
>We invite graduate students from a variety of disciplines, including but not
>limited to English and other literatures, history, economics, art history, and
>anthropology, to submit papers examining the relationship between an object or
>its representation and its literary, cultural, or historical contexts.
>Individual and panel submissions are welcome.  Please send abstracts of 200
>words or less.  Presentations should be no more 
>than 15 minutes in length.  Our
>submission deadline is February 3, 2006.  Final copies of accepted papers
>should be submitted for advance circulation by March 10, 2006.
>
>Possible Topics:
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>´ The relationship of the object to the body and/or gender.
>´ The object as fetish.
>´ The material book as object and its instantiation in written text.
>´ The circulation of objects on either a local or global scale.
>´ Consumer culture in its contemporary and historical manifestations.
>
>Send submissions or questions to Elizabeth Womack at [log in to unmask] or
>Eun-Young Koh at [log in to unmask]

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