CFP: Uses of Misrecognition in Fiction (grad) (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 paper=
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are =20
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
Uses of Misrecognition in Fiction=20
Detective stories often function by providing =E2=80=9Cred herrings,=E2=80=
=9D clues and/or=20
descriptions of character and events that are designed to keep the reader=20
from knowing the plot until it is ultimately revealed by the author. Such a=
stratagem may give an author some control over readers, although many reade=
rs are=20
able to recognize the red herrings themselves. In any kind of writing or=20
art, what could be the red herrings that postpone/change/challenge reader=20
understanding? What is the source of the =E2=80=9Cred herrings=E2=80=9D and=
 what can you infer=20
from their presence, efficacy, and use?
We are accepting completed paper submissions only, no abstracts, please. =20
Creative writing/productions/performance contributions are encouraged to =20
function as commentaries on or expressions of any and all topics listed, or,=
may be submitted individually for special panel consideration. Submissions =20=
will not be presented in written form (performances, art, etc.) must includ=
a brief (1-2) page explanation of the submission's relevance to the =20
topic/theme, materials used, and concepts explored. All presentations, wheth=
er =20
written, performed, or shown, may not exceed 20 minutes.
Submission Deadline: December 17, 2005
Conference Date: February 17-18, 2006

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