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>From: "Lisa Otty" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: evolutions (UK) (7/15/06; 9/22/06-9/23/06)
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>'evolutions'
>22-23 September 2006
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>A two-day international conference hosted by the School of Literatures,
>Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh
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>Keynote Speaker: Professor Simon Frith
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>The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is
>done  is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
>-Ecclesiastes 1:9
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>A revolution is not a dinner-party.
>-Mao Zedong
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>We are causing the reversal of evolution.
>-James Hart, Eugenic Manifesto
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>Come writers and critics
>Who prophesize with your pen
>And keep your eyes wide
>The chance won't come again
>-Bob Dylan, 'The Times They Are A-Changin' '
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>The evolution of 'evolutions' has taken us from the Bible to Mao, from
>eugenics to rock music. For this conference we encourage speakers to
>engage with both past and contemporary approaches to this broad theme,
>addressing the idea of evolutions from a variety of different
>perspectives. Academics and postgraduate students working in the fields
>of theory, literature, film, culture, history, and the arts are welcome
>to submit single papers and full panels for consideration. Topics may
>include, but are not limited to, the following suggestions:
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>* Evolutions and revolutions
>* Revolutions in form and genre
>* From the local to the global
>* Concept and travels
>* Evolution of literary imagination
>* Cyborgs and the post-human
>* Darwinian theories of literary evolution
>* Canon formation
>* Evolutions of diaspora, memory, trauma
>* Popular culture and evolution
>* Rites of passage
>* Ecoliterature and ecocriticism
>* Life writing genres and new subjectivities
>* Evolutions of oceanic traversal
>* Degeneration
>* Revision and translation
>* Evolution and philosophy
>* Literary forms and media
>* Religion and evolution
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>Applicants who are interested in submitting a paper for 'evolutions'
>should send a title and abstract of no more than 300 words accompanied
>by a short CV to the following e-mail address:
><[log in to unmask]>. 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.
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>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.
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>For more information please visit the conference website at
><http://forum.llc.ed.ac.uk/evolutions/>
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>If you have any questions concerning abstract submission please contact
>us at the following e-mail address: <[log in to unmask]>.
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>This conference is being generously co-sponsored by Forum and the
>University of Edinburgh.

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