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>From: "Jane Elliott" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Real Things: Matter, Materiality, Representation, 
>1880-Present (UK) (2/1/07; 7/5/07-7/8/07)
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>REAL THINGS: MATTER, MATERIALITY, REPRESENTATION
>1880 TO THE PRESENT
>5-8 July 2007
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>Proposals for twenty-minute presentations or panels of three to four =20
>presenters are invited for a conference entitled =93Real Things: =20
>Matter, Materiality, Representation, 1880 to the present,=94 to be held =20=
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>at the University of York, England and co-sponsored by the University =20=
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>of Sussex.
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>Keynote speakers:
>Bill Brown
>Mary Ann Doane
>Hal Foster
>Patrick Keiller
>Hermione Lee
>Edmund White
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>This conference proposes a re-engagement with representational =20
>realism and its objects and effects across a wide range of aesthetic, =20=
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>critical and theoretical practices, from 1880 to the present day. We =20
>seek to engage cutting-edge work that raises new questions about the =20
>status of the object of representation; representations as archives =20
>of material history; the shifts in representational practices =20
>associated with modernism and postmodernism; the changing status of =20
>real bodies and lives (as opposed to their representations) as =20
>objects of analysis in the humanities; and the politics of these =20
>transitions. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the =20
>following:
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>--Realism as modernism/modernism as realism
>--Rethinking photographic indexicality; cinema and/as archive
>--Paintings, documents, realism: literary and visual representation
>--The turn to science
>--Postmodernism, realism and the real
>--Representation and the psychoanalytic Real
>--Evidence, document and representation
>--New philosophies of nature
>--Documentary film practices
>--Biopolitics, biopower, bodies
>--Forensics, indices and popular culture
>--Performance, theatricality and materiality
>--Success and/or failure of representation
>--Presentation vs. representation
>--New technologies, representation and embodiment
>--Anti-sublimation and resistance to metaphor
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>Please send 250-word paper abstracts and 1000-word panel abstracts to =20=
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>[log in to unmask] by 1 Febraury 2007.  For more =20
>information, please contact [log in to unmask]
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>Co-organizers
>Victoria Coulson, University of York
>Jane Elliott, University of York
>John David Rhodes, University of Sussex

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