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>From: "IU English Department GSAC" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Time/Passages (grad) (1/15/07; 3/22/07-3/24/07)
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>We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and
>creative submissions for a National Interdisciplinary
>Graduate Student Conference entitled ýTime/Passagesţ
>to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington from
>March 22-24, 2007.
>
>Paul Ricoeur has written, ýThere can be no thought
>about time without narrated time.ţ  In other words,
>many theorists believe that the passage of time cannot
>really be conceptualized outside of the passage of
>different modes of textuality.  The goal of this
>conference is to challenge and provoke all of our
>theoretical ideas about the nature of temporality,
>examining how time becomes imbricated within passages
>and in turn can challenge those very passages: those
>discursive passages on the page, certainly, but also
>within those material passages of space and the
>abstract passages as one moment fades away into the
>next, revealing to us deeper continuities among many
>competing temporalities and spaces.  In a sense then,
>the goal of this conference is to explore both
>objectsÝ synchronous movement through time as well as
>the flexible temporal boundaries of our own critical
>construction of culture.
>
>Possible topics of proposals for scholarly or creative
>work may include but are not limited to:
>
>´	Crises of periodization and/or competing theories of
>modernities
>´	Continuities and discontinuities
>´	Theories of temporality and narrative, as well as
>theories of atemporality and non-narrative
>´	Theories of temporality and modes of mediation
>and/or representation
>´	Timing and rhythms, motion and space
>´	TimeÝs situation within space and theories of
>chronotopes
>´	Travel narratives of real spaces, or utopias and the
>spaces outside of time
>´	Agency within competing notions of time
>´	Notions of the ýeverydayţ and the temporal
>construction of popular culture
>´	Teleology, millenarianism, and time in religious
>discourse
>´	Notions of evolutionary, natural, and constructed
>times in scientific discourses
>´	Geography and the spatialization of time across
>national boundaries
>´	Memory and the construction of (un)stable past(s)
>´	Trauma and the notion of passing
>´	Affect and the experience of time
>´	Uses of history and historiography
>´	(In)stability of identities within time
>´	The Middle Passage and the temporality of diaspora
>and race
>´	Queer and/or gendered temporalities
>´	Issues of futurity and the reaction against futurity
>
>We encourage proposals for individual projects as well
>as panel proposals organized by topic.  Please submit
>an abstract of no more than 250 words and a short
>description of yourself by January 15, 2007, to the
>following email address:
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>
>Graduate Student Advisory Committee
>Department of English
>Indiana University
>

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