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>From: "Elizabeth Spies" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Theoretical Parody (grad) 
>(2/10/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)
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>(dis)junctions: lost in translation
>April 7-8, 2006
>
>You could say it began with the Postmodern Pooh.  Or maybe it began even
>earlier, as writers and academics grew uncomfortable with the new
>theoretical notions developing around them.
>But wherever and however this trend began, the postmodern age has seen just
>as many works parodying theory and its practitioners as it has innovative
>theoretical works themselves.
>This panel wishes to examine these parodies in all their forms, seeking to
>understand how the process of parody and satire can perhaps help
>theoreticians to see beyond their ivory tower and understand the limits of
>their own knowledge.  Topics include but are not limited to
>1.examinations of a single parody (like Postmodern Pooh)  written or visual
> and the theories it parodies
>2.examinations of a single theory or school of theory (psychoanalysis, new
>media, neo-Marxism, etc.) and how that theoretical practice has been
>parodied
>3.Does parody ever change practice?
>4.Reception of parody  reactions from both within and outside the academy
>to parody
>5.We also are interested in papers and/or creative works that are themselves
>parodies of some theoretical concern.
>
>Please send 250-300 word abstracts or excerpts to [log in to unmask]
>by Feb. 10, 2006.  Also please include any requests for media.

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