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>From: "paige sweet" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Memory, Forgetting, and Commodification (4/20/06; 
>MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)
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>CFP: Memory, Forgetting, and Commodification (04/20/06; M/MLA,
>11/09/06 - 11/12/06)
>
>M/MLA: Chicago, 11/9/06-11/12/06
>Conference theme: High & Low Culture
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>cfp for Special Session: "Memory, Forgetting, and Commodification:
>revisiting the relations of culture and politics"
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>Abstract due: April 20, 2006
>
>If it is true that "all objectification is a forgetting," as Adorno
>claims, what are the implications of this assertion for culture,
>politics, and history in late capitalism? By posing the question thus,
>perhaps we can begin to unravel the dense networks implied in the
>commodity in order to ask what kinds of memories it consolidates and
>objectifies, and what is omitted and forgotten. This panel seeks
>papers for a special session of the Midwest Modern Language
>Association that reflect upon the complex relations among the
>commodity, memory, history, and forgetting. Papers that consider the
>consequences (perilous or redemptive) of these relations for politics
>are particularly encouraged. Literary expositions would be
>enthusiastically welcome.
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>Participants must become members of the M/MLA by June 1, 2006.
>
>Please send 250-word abstracts to Paige Sweet by April 20, 2006.
>
>Abstracts may be sent via email to: [log in to unmask]
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>Or through regular post to:
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>Paige Sweet
>Comparative Literature
>235 Nicholson Hall
>216 Pillsbury Drive SE
>University of Minnesota
>Minneapolis, MN 55455-0195

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