CFP: The Abandoned House in 20th-Century Poetry and Visual Art (Sweden) (10/1/05; 6/15/06-6/18/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Marit J. MacArthur
contact email: 
mjmacarthur@ucdavis.edu

The Abandoned House in Twentieth-Century Poetry and Visual Art

I am seeking papers for a panel on abandoned houses in twentieth century
poetry and visual art, to be presented at a conference on "Space,
Haunting, Discourse," at Karlstad University in Sweden, June 15-18, 2005.
On this theme, submissions are invited that offer insight into the
phenomelogical, historical, and/or cultural valences of the image of the
abandoned house in contemporary (inter)national traditions and/or in the
work of individual poets or artists.

Papers might investigate revisions of Romantic landscape meditation, such
as Wordsworth’s “The Ruined Cottage,” or draw on the work of Bachelard,
the biopolitical theory of Agamben. They might consider the relevance of
patterns of urban migration and rural desettlement, economic depression,
the growth of rural tourism, and the popularity of historical restoration
of houses and recent trends in home improvement in Europe, the U.K. and
the U.S. Considerations of the abandoned house in non-Western cultures and
national traditions are strongly encouraged as well.

Please submit abstracts of 300 words by October 1, 2005, to Marit
MacArthur, at mjmacarthur_at_ucdavis.edu AND to fanglomerate_at_yahoo.com

Department of English
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Avenue
Davis CA 95616

Department of English
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Avenue
Davis CA 95616

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poetry