CFP: The Future of Literary Studies (11/30/06; EGSA, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

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LSU EGSA Mardi Gras Conference on Language and Literature.
Feb. 16-17, 2007
Lod Cook Alumni Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Members Only: Gatekeepers and the Future of Literary Studies

Keynote Speaker: Timothy Brennan, Professor of Comparative Literature,
Cultural Studies, and English, The University of Minnesota.
Selected Publications: Wars of Position: Cultural Politics of Left and
Right (2005), Ed. Music in Cuba (2001), At Home in the World:
Cosmopolitanism Now (1997).

The 17th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference is planning to host a
series of panels called, "The Future of […]." We are inviting
panelists to submit abstracts for papers that consider the present and
future relevance of various theoretical approaches to literary
studies—including: Marxism, Gender Studies, Feminism, Postcolonial
theory, Atlanticism, Aesthetics, New Historicism, etc. With regard to
the evolution of literary studies in the coming decades, we pose the
following questions: How significant a role will each existing
approach play in the future? How do the preceding methodologies intend
to adapt to changing academic, historical, political and cultural
opinions? What new theories (or hybrid approaches) are on the horizon?

When submitting your abstract, keep in mind that this panel is
intended to create polemical situations. We are inviting healthy
debate, and free speculation.

In case you were wondering, the Mardi Gras conference takes place
during the weekend of Mardi Gras. Baton Rouge is 50 minutes from New
Orleans, by car.

A detailed 250-word abstract should be submitted by November 30, 2006,
to Matthew Landers <>. Papers should be 15
minutes in length. Please submit your abstract in the body of your
email. No attachments, please.

--Matthew LandersPhD. CandidateLouisiana State University ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Wed Nov 08 2006 - 12:14:39 EST