CFP: [Medieval] Literature and Politics Sessions PCA/ACA (11/9/07; PCA/ACA 3/19/08-3/22.08)

full name / name of organization: 
George Moore
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The 2008 National PCA/ACA Conference will be held at the San Francisco
Marriott Hotel from Wednesday, March 19, through Saturday, March 22.

Proposals on any aspect of LITERATURE & POLITICS are invited for submission
to the AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION Area Chair listed below.

Call for papers on any topic dealing with literature and politics, such as
cultural contexts, academic relationships, avant-garde and postmodern
perspectives, post-Marxist and post-feminist, as well as Marxist and
Feminist perspectives. Also, the following general areas are suggested as
examples for paper or session proposals: the political contexts for period
works, the politics of authorship, political aspects of literary
renderings, politics in specific literary works, the politics of specific
authors, politics of theory (such as new historicism, psychoanalytic
perspectives, deconstruction, in addition to those suggested above), the
politics of ethnicity; representation of political figures and topics in
literature; hidden political agendas; political assumptions of a work or an
oeuvre or literary movement; political satire; the rhetoric of revolution;
the revolutionary as heroine or hero; political ideology; political climate
of a period as reflected in its literature; the politics of war and peace
in literature; character choice as political choice; apolitical evasions;
political vs. aesthetic approaches; regionalism; the political assumptions
of readers, etc..

For those of you familiar with the Literature and Politics sessions, I
invite you to return this year, and would encourage those who attend
regularly to consider putting together session proposals. Feel free to
contact me if you have any questions about this process.

Submissions must include the following to be considered:

 1.Email one page paper proposals. Please send these as Word attachments
(.doc files) readable by PC and Mac. One page means a full page double
spaced proposal so that I can understand what your research entails.
Include your Paper title (please keep these concise, they may be trimmed
for economy)
 2.Complete name and academic title (academic rank, grad. student, etc.)
and Academic affiliation and address, that is COMPLETE dept. and
institution, with city, state, and zip code. Make sure you include Phone
numbers: office and home numbers if possible (if I cannot reach you, you
may be dropped from the proposed session)
 3.Email address for each participant; I need at least one working email
address for everyone. Please make sure your email address is correct. If
your email address changes, you are responsible for notifying the Area
Chair immediately.

For Session Proposals include (3-4 papers)
a) titles and abstracts of papers for EACH MEMBER of your session,
b) chair's name and session title
c) All required information for each participant as listed below.
Organizers of sessions are responsible for each member's complete
information and panels will not be considered without it.

If you must use ground mail, be sure you supply all the above information;
and please be sure to include phone numbers and email addresses where you
can be reached. If MAILING your proposal, please use the office address

DO NOT FAX submissions to Sewall Academic Program. Call 303-823-6453 if
you have a deadline problem. There is presently no fax available for

Please secure funding and be prepared to commit to the conference dates
before submitting a proposal. If you are a graduate student, do not submit
a proposal unless you have funds and can commit to the conference dates.

Submit proposals by email to:

Dr. George Moore
ACA Area Chair, Literature & Politics

Mail only:
Sewall Academic Program
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: (303) 823-6453 (DO NOT fax to this dept.)

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