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>From: S Bolaki <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Evolutions and Genre (UK) (7/15/06; evolutions, 9/22/06-9/23/06)
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>CFP: Evolutions and Genre
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>for a session at "evolutions" conference, Edinburgh,U.K., 22-23 September 2006
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>The idea that genres are dynamic rather than static dominates modern
>genre theory. This panel invites contributions that trace the complex
>set of transformations that literary genres undergo as they migrate
>into new geographic, cultural and linguistic environments. Among the
>questions that could be addressed are the following: What aspects
>accelerate the evolution of some genres as opposed to others by making
>them transportable and/or translatable? What is the evolutionary
>interaction of the function or cultural work that genres perform to
>their form or poetics? How do genres behave when they are in ascendance
>or in decline?
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>Papers may examine the evolution of traditional genres, the
>resurrection of genres presumed dead, as well as the emergence of
>counter and hybrid genres. Given that genres are culturally constructed
>and ideologically laden, we are also particularly interested in the
>appropriation of traditionally patriarchal and Western genres for
>projects of feminisation and decolonisation with emphasis on the role
>of generic mixture, deformation, translation and parody as agents of
>literary (r)evolution. Papers which consider genres dealing explicitly
>with the development or evolution of the self and with life writing,
>such as the (auto)biography and the Bildungsroman, are especially
>welcome.
>
>Applicants who are interested in submitting a paper for this panel
>should send a title and abstract of no more than 300 words accompanied
>by a short CV to the following e-mail address:
><evolutions.conference_at_ed.ac.uk>.
>
>The deadline for submission is 15 July, and speakers whose proposals
>have been accepted will be notified shortly after that. Papers
>delivered at the conference are expected to be approximately 20 minutes
>long.
>
>Selected papers from the conference will be collected and published in
>a special issue of Forum, Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the
>Arts,University of Edinburgh.
>
>For more information please visit the conference website at
><http://forum.llc.ed.ac.uk/evolutions/>
>
>If you have any questions concerning this panel, please contact Stella
>Bolaki at the following e-mail address: <S.Bolaki_at_ed.ac.uk>.
>
>This conference is being generously co-sponsored by Forum and the
>University of Edinburgh.
>

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