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Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 13:45:55 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Call for Papers: Challenging the Boundaries

The Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA)
Conference 2003 Istanbul
23-26 June 2003

At the close of the twentieth century transformations
occasioned by the 
emergence of a global postmodern cyberculture   made
us  increasingly 
uncertain about boundaries separating traditionally
accepted dualities. 
Yet, just as we have started to feel comfortable
within the fluidity of
once-stable boundaries we are, once again,  confronted
with new 
distinctions that are being set up as a result of the
recent political
events that shook the whole world. In the wake of new
perhaps new problematizations it is significant  that
the 23rd annual 
meeting of PALA will take place in  Istanbul, an
ancient symbolic city 
which some associate with "hybridity" and others with 

"boundary."  Hence, it is the aim of PALA 2003
Istanbul  to explore 
both the old and the new boundaries in language and
literature from an 
inter-disciplinary, multi-faceted  and challenging
perspective. To that 
end we seek submissions that will   address ,
describe, analyze, 
extend, imagine, apply,  reveal , problematize,
challenge  and even 
re-assert or invent textual, disciplinary,
ideological, and educational 

Please send all abstracts and proposals to by 
November 1, 2002.

 Receipt of proposals  will be confirmed by e-mail.

Plenary Speakers:

Helene Cixous

John Mc Rae

John Sinclair

Willie van Peer

Local organizer:

Isil Bas (

Steering committee:

Didar Akar (

Ozlem   Ogut: (

For further information please visit Pla

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