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>From: Claire Sykes <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: The Flaw (8/15/06; 5/25/07-5/27/07)
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>Call for Papers for
>An Interdisciplinary Conference on
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>The Flaw
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>Deadline : August 15th, 2006
>Organizers : Agn=E8s Conacher and Catherine Dhavernas
>Queen=92s University, Kingston, Canada
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>If the realm of the Ideal can have claims to perfection, that is, to =20
>flawlessness, such is not the case for the realms of reality and =20
>human nature, as the notion of progress suggests. Within the =20
>perspective of progress, the flaw stands as that which brings about =20
>failure; as that which must be overcome. Yet, as History has shown =20
>us, the notion of progress =96 key to the Enlightenment =96 is today =20
>nearing obsolescence, this being one of the most shattering problems =20
>of our time.
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>This conference therefore proposes to try to rethink the flaw outside =20=
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>the context of the ideology of progress; to consider the flaw, not so =20=
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>much as something to be avoided or remedied but, rather, to consider =20
>the flaw as a measure of our limitations. In other words, we wish to =20
>suggest that to consider the flaw as something acceptable and, =20
>perhaps, even essential, might lead to a sense of humility which, as =20
>our past has shown us, has most often been lacking. We want to =20
>explore how the flaw can help us to rethink our potential, not in =20
>terms of mastery or domination, but within a more modest perspective =20
>of hope.
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>Since the flaw pertains to all areas of study and investigation, we =20
>welcome proposals from all disciplines.
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>The conference is scheduled to take place from May 25 to May 27, 2007.
>Please send a 250 word proposal (including your name, title, area of =20
>work, institutional affiliation and e-mail address) to Agn=E8s Conacher =20=
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>and/or Catherine Dhavernas :
>
>via e-mail:
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>or regular mail :
>c/o The Department of French Studies
>Queen=92s University
>Kingston, Ontario Canada
>K7L 3N6
>tel. 613-533-2090

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