CFP: [General] The Sublime Today (NEMLA 2009)

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Gillian Pierce
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Call for Papers

The Sublime Today

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

>From the Peri Hypsos of Longinus through formulations by Burke, Kant,
Hegel, de Man, Lyotard, Nancy, Jameson, Badiou, and others, where do we
stand today in relation to this ancient aesthetic category? Is the sublime
a "cultural dominant" in a postmodern mediascape of simulation and
simulacra or rather an aesthetic "event," in Lyotard's sense? What are
some other ways to consider the relevance of the sublime in a post-9/11
world? Proposals considering any aspect of the history, theory, and
politics of the sublime as well as examples from literature, art, and
popular culture are welcome, as are comparative approaches. 300-word
abstracts to Gillian Pierce, Boston University, 871 Commonwealth Ave.,
Boston, MA 02215,

Deadline: September 15, 2008

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Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may
present a paper at a panel or seminar and also present at a creative
session or participate in a roundtable.

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