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Subject: RE: Call for Papers at Rocky Mountain MLA, Oct 11-13, 2001
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 10:09:28 -0600 


Papers are invited for the two following panels at the Rocky Mountain MLA
meeting in Vancouver, October 11-13, 2001.

Session 1: Home and Exile in Caribbean Literature.
Papers may address topics such as: travel and exploration, diaspora, nation
and nationality, identity, center(s)/margin(s), citizenship, and such others
in the Caribbean context.
Papers should be limited to 8-10 pages (20 min. reading time).  A 1-page
proposal for the paper should be sent together with institutional
affiliation, phone, e-mail address by February 5 to the address below.

Session 2: Literary Theory: Poetics/Aesthetics of Re-reading .  The panel
will theorize on the experience of re-reading a literary text. Papers may
focus on the aesthetic effect of re-visiting a text, especially on the
genres of literature such as the detective story or the well-made play;
transformation of the text/reader; dissolution of plot; re-vision/revision
of meaning(s);  re-viewing the same movie; re-traveling a distance and
re-visiting a landscape; questions of recovery/discovery of space and
recovering meaning, and such related topics.
Papers should be limited to 8-10 pages (20 min. reading time).  A 1-page
proposal for the paper should be sent together with institutional
affiliation, phone, e-mail address by February 5 to the address below.

Selected papers from both panels will be considered for publication in the
Journal of Contemporary Thought. 

For questions or inquiries, ,please contact

Sura P. Rath
Department of English
LSU-Shreveport
Shreveport, LA 71115
srath-AT-pilot.lsus.edu
318-797-5296

PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR COLLEAGUES OR TO OTHER LISTSERVS WHERE MEMBERS MIGHT
BE INTERESTED.  THANKS.



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