CFP: [International] AULLA Conference, 4-6 February 2009, University of Sydney

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Clark
contact email: 
tom.clark@vu.edu.au

This is a call for papers for a landmark international conference hosted by
The University of Sydney on 4-6 February 2009: "The Human and Humanities in
Literature, Language and Culture," being the 35th Congress of the
Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA). It
is time for a major reassessment of the human and humanities in literature,
language and culture. Scholars in these fields are invited to submit
proposals for papers and panels relating to this theme throughout history
and into the future.

The 35th Congress of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature
Association (AULLA) will be a landmark event. As the first decade of the
twenty-first century draws to a close, it is time for a major reassessment
of the human and humanities in literature, language and culture. Scholars
in these fields are invited to submit proposals for papers and panels
relating to this theme throughout history and into the future. The
conference has a dual aim of promoting: (1) detailed research into the
human (and inhuman) in literature, languages and culture; and (2)
broad-scale exploration of the past, present and future definitions of and
directions for the humanities. There will be opportunities for delegates to
have their papers considered for refereed publication including proceedings
of the conference published within 2009 as a special electronic edition of
the association’s journal, AUMLA.

Plenary Speakers:

+ Professor Elizabeth Grosz,
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
Rutgers University

+ Professor Deirdre Coleman,
Robert Wallace Chair of English
University of Melbourne

+ Dr Debjani Ganguly,
Head of the Humanities Research Centre
Australian National University

+ Professor Jeffrey Riegel,
Head of School of Languages and Cultures
University of Sydney

+ Professor Bob White,
English and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia

Presenters are invited to consider the following issues:
• How are the human and inhuman represented, constituted and reconfigured
in literature, languages, film and culture?
• What do the human and inhuman signify to authors, directors, translators,
compilers, readers, spectators and thinkers?
• What are the filmic, literary and cultural theories of the human and
inhuman that resonate with and illuminate our texts?
• What are the ethics, politics and aesthetics of the human and humanities?
• What are the human and humanities in 21st century and what have they been
in the past?
• What are limits of and possibilities for our current disciplines within
the humanities?
• What are the specifically Australasian contexts for the human and
humanities?

Early bird registration by 31 October 2008.
Abstracts (200 words) for papers and suggestions for themed panels should
be sent to abstracts_at_aulla.com.au by 14 November 2008.

For full details and to register, see the conference website:
http://aulla.com.au/AULLA09.html

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