A Symposium on Literature and Space
October 18-20, 2002
The graduate students of the Romance Languages Department at the University of Oregon welcome proposals for participation in their conference, “Cryptic Cartographies: A Symposium on Literature and Space,” to be held on October 18-20, 2002.
With this conference we hope to open and continue a dialogue on space, place, and the cartographic imagination. The conference will examine and question the boundaries of ideological, physical, and imaginary spaces.
Keynote speakers for this event will be Tom Conley , Harvard University (author of _The Self-Made Map: Cartographic Writing in Early Modern France_); José Rabasa, UC Berkeley (author of _Inventing America: Spanish Historiography and the Formation of Eurocentrism_); and Peter Carravetta, Queens College (author of _Prefaces to the Diaphora. Rhetorics, Allegory and the Interpretation of Postmodernity_).
You are encouraged to submit proposals for individual papers, group panels, and multi-media presentations. Proposals from all disciplines are welcome. Individuals should submit a one-page abstract of a twenty-minute presentation. Papers may be presented in English, French, Spanish, or Italian.
Possible panels may include, but are not limited to:
Boundaries Transgressed: Betrayals and Trauma
Walter Benjamin, Visual Culture, and Melancholy
Writing the Island
A Space of Their Own: Women and Fiction
Memory: A Map for the Future
Fading Borders: Globalization and Its Discontents
Mapping the Body
Charting Heaven and Hell
Gender and Geography
To be considered, proposals must include: a working title; a one-page abstract, double-spaced; if a group proposal, the full names of all presenters as well as an abstract from each; your name; email address; and mailing address.
All proposals should be sent to the address below.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS IS APRIL 30, 2002.
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