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>Subject: CFP: This is Not Your Home (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)
>From: "Richard House" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Call for seminar papers for the American Comparative Literature
>Association Annual Conference 2007,
>"Trans, Pan, Inter: Cultures in Contact"
>Puebla, Mexico
>April 19-22, 2007
>
>Deadline: 1 November 2006
>
>Seminar Title: This is Not Your Home
>
>This seminar invites papers which consider the relationship between
>representations of place (specifically sites which have undergone
>significant change through crisis - war, violence, gentrification), and
>the shifting politics of representation itself.  Are there habits of
>representation?  Do writers (reportage, fiction, published journals)
>present a unified ëversioní of a place (i.e., memoirs of Vietnam and
>Cambodia, accounts of post-war Italian South, reportage on AIDS in Africa,
>accounts in recent US fiction of 9/11), and how do such representations
>tally with ëhistoricí or ëpopularí representations of these places and
>cultures?  What kinds of writing (what kinds of debates) are possible when
>a site/subject is contested?  What ethical, political, or moral
>obligations are there upon a writer (a journalist, a fiction writer, a
>cultural critic etc.,) when a place and people are subjected to crisis?
>
>Please submit abstracts online at
>http://acla2007.complit.ucla.edu/forms/form2.html by 1 November 2006 and
>indicate "This is Not Your Home" as the seminar topic.  If you wish, you
>may also send a copy of the abstract to Richard House ([log in to unmask])
>
>For further information on the conference, please see
>http://acla2007.complit.ucla.edu/.
>
>--
>Richard House
>University of East Anglia, LIT
>+44 (0)7984038134

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