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>From: "Steve Gallagher" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: The End of Tolerance?  (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)
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>Panel Title:  The End of Tolerance?
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>38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
>March 1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland
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>As the new century began, 'tolerance' was supposed to pour healing oil on
>American waters and enable some ground for a universal moral commitment.  In
>Europe,  it was believed that the emergence of the European Union and the
>"European Dream" would enable a culture of tolerance and a kindly
>integration of The Other.
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>A few short years later, the almost frantic hopes placed in the promise of
>tolerance have been frustrated, intolerance is on the march in  both the
>U.S. and Europe, and the promise of tolerance appears to be effectively
>dead. Does  "tolerance" have a future? And if so, what shape will it take?
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>Some possible topics, offered only to spur possible ideas:
>1.	the "cartoon controversy" and the European principle of
>"integration"
>2.	the cosmopolitan tolerance of Kant and Habermas: future directions
>3.	the new scapegoats: homosexuals, humanists, undocumented immigrants
>4.	can tolerance work if one of the parties remains intolerant?
>5.	Derrida's concept  of "hospitality" vs. tolerance: contrast and
>compare
>6.	any other topic related to tolerance, its current state, and its
>possible future
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>Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted for consideration by
>September 15, 2006. The panel will take place at  38th Northeast Modern
>Language Association Conference  Baltimore  March 1-4, 2007
>
>Abstracts should be emailed as attachments in Word or RTF format to
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>Please include with your abstract:
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>Name and Affiliation
>Email address
>Postal address
>Telephone number
>A/V requirements (if any)
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>For the complete Call for Papers for the 2007 Convention, please visit:
>www.nemla.org. 
>Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
>however panelists can only present one paper.  Convention participants may
>present  at a paper session panel and also present at a creative session or
>participate in a roundtable.

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