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>From: "joshua parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Metamorphosis and Place (Turkey) (12/15/06; 5/24/07-5/26/07)
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>Fatih University
>2nd Annual Transdisciplinary Literary and Cultural Studies Conference
>Metamorphosis and Place:
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>May 24-26, 2007
>Istanbul
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>ìPlaces change us,î writes J. Gerald Kennedy. ìIn different locations we
>become other people.î While personal, regional, and national identities may
>be constructed in terms of place, place, Michel de Certeau has theorized, is
>space endowed with value. What happens to a place as personal or societal
>values change? How do our values change as places change? ìEvery textual
>construction of place implies a mapping of an interior terrain,î writes
>Kennedy. We believe this is true in any discipline, whether one is painting
>a picture, mapping a gene, diagramming a sentence, constructing a house, or
>building a place out of words.
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>Fatih Universityís English Language and Literature and American Studies
>departments invite narrative, visual, and theoretical perspectives on places
>in metamorphosis, and on what representations of place suggest about the way
>we conceptualize places, form attachments to them, and project our own
>metamophoses of identity onto them. The transdisciplinary scope of this
>second conference seeks to do more than set one discipline along side
>another, exploring a wide spectrum of themes and topics within a broad and
>interrelated approach. We invite academics in the fields of Literary and
>Cultural Studies and theorists of Transdisciplinarity, as well as presenters
>from areas formally outside these fields: artists, storytellers, filmmakers,
>cognitive research specialists, urban planners, actors, scientists, and
>musicians, to join us for a three-day integration of perspectives shedding
>light on how place is both a transforming subject and transformed object.
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>We thus invite panels, papers, and presentations from various fields on any
>of the following themes:
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>How the stories we tell and hear, and the images we make and see, change our
>perceptions of place; How geographic dislocation changes stories and images
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>Linguistic change and the linguistic alteration of place
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>Gendered places and the gendering of metamorphosis
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>Online metamorphoses, metamorphoses of the internet, and internet as place
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>Narrative metamorphoses of place; Placeís metamorophosis of narrative
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>Exile and identity in metamorphosis
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>Text/Image Studies in relation to place and metamorphosis
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>Metamorphoses of the Other and place as Other
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>Place in the novel and metamorphoses of the novel
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>Literary topographies and metamorphoses in Kafka, Woolf, Ovid, Elif Shafak
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>Metamorphoses of democracy, the effects of place on democracy, democracyís
>effects on place
>The European Union, ideas of place and planned metamorphoses
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>Metamorphosis and place in American cultures and religions; The separation
>of religion, culture, and place
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>Cognitive mappings of place, metamorphoses of the concept of place
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>Post Colonialism and place, metamorphoses of Post Colonial studies
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>Visual, theatrical, performative, musical, and cinematic metamorphoses and
>the effect of place on the visual, theatrical, performative, musical and
>cinematic
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>Metamorphosis of war and warís metamorphosis of place; Peace Studies
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>The metamorphosis of beauty and aesthetics, beautiful places
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>Loveís metamorphosis of place and placeís metamorphosis of love
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>Transformations of pedagogy in relation to place
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>400 word abstracts or project proposals and a brief bio should be submitted
>to the conference organizers by email or post by December 15.
>
>John Basourakos, [log in to unmask]
>Joshua Parker, [log in to unmask]
>Lucie Tunkrova , [log in to unmask]
>Assistant Professors
>Department of English Language and Literature
>Fatih University
>34500 Buyukcekmece, Istanbul
>Turkey
>
>"Before there was earth or sea or the sky that covers everything, Nature
>appeared the same throughout the whole world: what we call chaos ...
>confused in the one place ... Nothing retained its shape, one thing
>obstructed another, because in the one body, cold fought with heat, moist
>with dry, soft with hard, and weight with weightless things." Ovid
>

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