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>Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 12:52:56 -0500
>From: "Kelly Comfort" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Aestheticism: Dehumanizing or Rehumanizing? (5/1/06; collection)
>ism: De-humanizing or Re-humanizing Art, the Artist, and the Artistic
>Receptor? (Book Project)
>
>Call for chapter proposals for the book project ýAestheticism: De-humanizing
>or Re-humanizing Art, the Artist, and the Artistic Receptor?ţ to be submitted
>by August 2006.  Cambridge Scholarly Press has already contacted me to express
>an interest in publishing an edited collection on this topic.
>
>Deadline for chapter proposal (500-1000 words): May 1, 2006.
>
>Deadline for the completed manuscript (15-30 pp. including notes and works
>cited) for accepted proposals: July 1, 2006.
>
>Contact: Kelly Comfort ([log in to unmask])
>
>The question as to how literature, along with other creative arts, both helps
>to determine and is determined by the human is at the forefront of nineteenth-
>and early twentieth-century aestheticism in Europe and the Americas. Art for
>artÝs sake˝both as an approach toward art and as an attitude toward life˝
>promotes freedom and autonomy, aims for newness and originality, hails
>pleasure over instruction, and prefers form and beauty to content and truth.
>As such, aestheticism invites us to consider the relationship between art and
>life, between the aesthetic and the social, especially in light of its
>purported severance between these two spheres.  By widening the distance
>between art and life and separating the aesthetic from the social (i.e. from
>the economic, scientific, pragmatic, political, etc.), lÝart pour lÝart
>critiques the dominant values that made such a redefinition of art necessary
>in the first place.
>
>This edited collection aims to explore the extent to which art for artÝs sake
>can be viewed as an attempt to re-humanize (rather than de-humanize) art, the
>artist, or the artistic receptor in ways that speak to the question of what
>makes us human.  Chapter proposals should thus discuss how the aestheticist
>view of art and literature is either life-sustaining or life-evading.
>Both theoretical and textual analyses are welcome.  I am particularly
>interested in papers that treat the following authors:
>´	Gautier, Baudelaire, Huysmans, Verlaine, de Montesquiou, Mallarm╚,
>         Debussy, Rimbaud, Proust
>´	Swinburne, Moore, Rossetti, Whistler, Pater, Wilde, Joyce
>´	Kant, Schiller, Georg, Nietzsche, Rilke, Mann
>´	Ortega y Gasset, Baroja, Unamuno, G█mez de la Serna
>´	Kierkegaard
>´	DÝAnnunzio
>´	Poe, James, Chopin
>´	Dar╠o, Silva, Casal, NĚjera, Infante
>
>Additionally, I hope to broaden the scope beyond Western Europe and the
>Americas and also to expand the temporal period beyond the nineteenth and
>early twentieth centuries.  Comparative studies are also of great interest.
>
>Please send chapter proposals of 500-1000 words as a Word attachment to Kelly
>Comfort ([log in to unmask]) by May 1, 2006.
>
>--
>Kelly Comfort
>Assistant Professor of Spanish
>School of Modern Languages
>Georgia Institute of Technology
>613 Cherry Street
>Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0375
>Phone: 404-385-0198
>Fax:   404-894-0955
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>www.modlangs.gatech.edu

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