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>Subject: CFP: Legitimating Cultures, Cultures of Legitimacy 
>(Romania) (5/15/06; 11/23/06-11/25/06)
>From: Christian Moraru C_MORARU <[log in to unmask]>
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>LEGITIMATING CULTURES, CULTURES OF LEGITIMACY:=20
>AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
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>Bucharest University, Romania
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>November 23-25, 2006
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>Organizers:=20
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>Mircea Martin, Bucharest University, Romania=20
>Christian Moraru, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
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>The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for addressing issues=20
>related to the notion of ?legitimacy? across discourses, cultural=20
>practices, and traditions. We are primarily interested in papers=20
>theorizing the construction and representation of the ?legitimate? in=20
>particular contexts.=20
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>Presenters are encouraged to raise questions such as: How do cultures=20
>(specific cultures, cultural genres, or products) legitimate themselves at =
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>one point or another? How do their legitimating strategies and rhetorics=20
>change and why? What are the factors involved? What is the dynamic of=20
>cognate terms such as ?legitimate,? ?valid,? ?acceptable,? ?relevant,? and =
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>?reliable?? What roles have they played historically in the manufacturing=20
>of authority, in the makeup of power overall? How does authority=20
>legitimate?authorize?itself, and what are the specific protocols in play=20
>here? Further, how does authority (political, cultural, and otherwise)=20
>deal with de-legitimating attempts? How does it cover-up its=20
>?questionable? nature and how vulnerable is it to illegitimacy charges?=20
>How do discourses and artifacts ?justify? themselves as they claim to be=20
>?ideology-free?? How have identity and cultural studies helped complicate=20
>?legitimate? if reductive representations of race, gender, ethnicity, and=20
>sexuality? Why are such concerns (il)legitimate? Who decides what is=20
>?justifiable? or ?arbitrary,? what ?makes sense??because it ?plays by the=20
>rules??and what does not, who speaks ?with authority? and who fails to do=20
>so?
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>Send 200-word abstracts by May 15, 2006 to:
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>Mircea Martin, Bucharest University (proposals from Europe), at:
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>OR
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>Christian Moraru, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (proposals from =
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>non-European countries), at: [log in to unmask]
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>CHRISTIAN MORARU
>Associate Professor of American Literature and Critical Theory
>Director of Graduate Studies
>University of North Carolina, Greensboro
>Department of English
>132A McIver Building, UNCG, PO Box 26170
>Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
>Phone: (336) 334-3564
>Fax: (336) 334-3281
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>http://www.uncg.edu/~c=5Fmoraru/index.html

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