CFP: Radical Poetry and Hegemonic Language (grad & undergrad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

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Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing Texts

The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking
papers for our 2006 conference to be held February 17th and 18th,
2006. We are interested papers/presentations for the following
suggested panel:

"Policing Language: Evaluating Sexist, Racist, and Elitist Languages"
Papers submitted to this topic may focus on the poetics of any period,
genre, or culture. Submissions should critically examine the language
of a particular poet, series of poems, or cross-section of poetry
written from a particular period or culture in order to discover the
politics of radical poetry. The term "radical poetry" is
here used to denote any poetic piece that may be read as complicating
and challenging political or social systems. The purpose of this topic
is to encourage (discourage?) the reading of poetry as not only
symptomatic of, but also engendering of, limiting social and political
systems. These systems may include, but are in no way limited to
gender roles, family organization and values, government, economics,
religion, etc.

We are accepting completed paper submissions only, no abstracts
please. Creative writing/productions/performance contributions are
encouraged to function as commentaries on or expressions of any and
all of the topics listed, or, they may be submitted individually for
special panel consideration. Submissions that will not be presented
in written form (performances, art, etc.) must include a brief (1-2
page) explanation of the submission's relevance to the topic/theme,
materials used, and concepts explored. All presentations, whether
written, performed, or shown may not exceed 20 minutes.

Submission Deadline: December 17, 2005
Conference date: February 17-18, 2006
Please note submissions are open to graduate and undergraduate students.
Please note panel title in your subject line and send completed papers
of 10-12 pages in Word format to:

--Thank youThe Acacia Group ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Tue Nov 08 2005 - 17:12:53 EST

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