CFP: [Ethnic] âThe Angry and the Aestheticâ (12/1/07; MELUS, 3/27/08 â 3/30/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Sue J. Kim
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DUE DATE: December 5

We are looking for papers for a PROPOSED PANEL for the MELUS conference at
Ohio State University, March 27-30, 2008. For more information about the
conference, see

This panel will explore issues around anger and emotion as they relate to
“minority” cultural productions and/or representations. We are open to a
variety of methodologies and approaches. Possible topics include but are
not limited to:

- the forms, uses, and abuses of political anger (e.g. feminist anger; May
Day Immigrant protest and the rhetoric surrounding the event; the Chief
Illini issue)
- cognition and emotion
- the epistemic value of emotions
- reactionary anger (e.g. Justice Clarence Thomas’ recent autobiography)
- parodic anger, or the relationship between parody and anger (eg.
Chappelle’s Show)
- explorations of the relationship between the work of emotions and
political-economic processes
- the border between “anger” and “terrorism” â€"what distinguishes an action
or emotion as “angry” as opposed to “terrorist”? Who decides on these labels?

Please submit a paper abstract (250 words) and a brief (1-page) cv to Sue
J. Kim ( by December 5, 2007.

Sue J. Kim, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Gina Caison, University of California, Davis

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