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>From: Amy Teresa Hondronicols <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Forgetting, Absence, Silence (grad) (12/31/06; 3/22/07-3/24/07)
>
>The 9th annual Graduate Student Conference 
>hosted by the programmes in Comparative 
>Literature, Spanish and Theory & Criticism, 
>"Drawing a Blank," invites 200-300 word 
>proposals for 20 minute presentations in 
>English, Spanish and French.  The deadline is 
>December 31st, 2006.  Please email proposals and 
>a brief CV to Naqaa Abbas and Amy Hondronicols 
>at [log in to unmask]
>
>Drawing a Blank
>
>
>Call for Papers
>
>9th Annual Graduate Conference
>
>Hosted by Comparative Literature, Spanish and Theory & Criticism
>The University of Western Ontario: London, Ontario
>
>March 22-24, 2007
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>
>Keynote Speakers: Dr. Rodolphe Gasch (SUNY 
>Buffalo, Comp Lit), Dr. Bridget Elliott (UWO, 
>Visual Arts) & Dr. Anthony Purdy (UWO, French)
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>Forgetting is the other side of memory, often 
>left in memorys towering shadow.  But forget 
>all thatwe will rediscover the discursive 
>significance of forgetting: its connections to 
>forgiveness and cultural memory, the formation 
>of truth and institutionalization, expression 
>and suppression.  This conference explores the 
>implications of forgetting, the strenuous desire 
>to avoid forgetting, and the gaps left by 
>forgetting.  We welcome participation from 
>students of literature, theory, Spanish, visual 
>arts, history, philosophy, political science, 
>cultural and media studies and more.  The topic 
>is open for unique interpretation, so please 
>consider the following as only points of 
>departure.
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>Forget Foucault!  forgetting as digestion 
>(Nietszche)  Deleuzian anti-memory and 
>positive forgetting  Plato and anamnesis  
>Olvdese de la protesta!  regimes of 
>silence and disappearing  anti-monuments  
>national memory/collective forgetting  
>Phorget the phantasm!  trauma and repression 
> Freudian slips  the mystic writing pad 
> lack and Lacan  Spectres of Marx  
>Martin Guerre  lotus-eaters  Forget that 
>Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge!  and other 
>mnemonic devices  monastic memory towers  
>archives  museums and material memory  
>Forget ___ &       !  visualising 
>absence  memento mori  photography as 
>ellipsis  documentary  Oubliez le temps 
>perdu!  writing to ward off forgetting  
>Mnemosyne, mother of the muses  autobiography 
> forging memories?  spaces in syntax  
>writing silence  aletheia!  not just a 
>river in Hades  Inferno: damned to forget the 
>present  Forget dj vu!!
>    amnesia  photographic memory  tip of 
>the tongue  prosthetic memory  Forget . . 
>. then Forget again!  temporality of 
>forgetting  temporariness  Bergson  
>flashback/forward
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Amy Hondronicols & Naqaa Abbas
>
>Conference Organizers

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