CFP: Catastrophe and Representation (3/1/06; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Lois Wolfe
contact email: 
loiswolfe@terranova.net

FACS Literary Journal

Florida Atlantic University Comparative Studies=20

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Call for Papers: Catastrophe and Representation

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Images of catastrophe increasingly assault us through the media. The =
world is reeling from the effects of war, natural disasters, famine, and =
disease. Violence - natural and unnatural - has become a standard motif =
in contemporary storytelling, cultural documentation and sociopolitical =
reportage. How, then, is such representation captured and =
characterized? What is being said and unsaid, and why? Is catastrophe a =
comparative experience?

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The editors of the Florida Atlantic Comparative Studies literary journal =
invite submissions on any aspect of this topic for its Fall 2006 =
edition. Deadline for submissions has been extended to March 1, 2006. =
FACS is an interdisciplinary journal providing a forum for comparative =
study in the arts, humanities, language, culture and social sciences.=20

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Possible topics include but are not limited to exploring representations =
of catastrophe as:

- natural and unnatural

- public and private

- iconic/symbolic

- identity (gender, race, class)

- performance

- literary critique

- media art

- rhetoric and communications

- discovery

- socio-political commentary=20

- synchronic / diachronic interpretation

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Papers should be no more than 25 pages or approximately 7,000 words, and =
should follow the most recent MLA guidelines. A separate title page =
should include the author's name and address. The author's name should =
not appear on the manuscript pages to allow for blind review.=20

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Send two hard copies and a CD of the manuscript to:

FACS Editor

Department of Languages and Linguistics

Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Road

P.O. Box 3091

Boca Raton, FL 33341-0991

E-mail submissions should be sent to facs_at_fau.edu. All electronic =
versions should be submitted in Microsoft Word.

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