CFP: Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places (grad) (12/31/06; 3/9/07)

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The Fourth Annual English Department Graduate Conference at Brandeis

?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places?

March 9, 2007

      ?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places,? an interdisciplinary
conference, will interrogate the concept of utopia across a broad
spectrum of historical, theoretical, and literary contexts.

      We seek papers that intervene in critical discourses surrounding
either the conceptual space of utopia or the creation of actual
utopian places (or both). We encourage examinations of utopia in such
disciplines as literature, film, visual culture, anthropology,
cultural studies, psychology, history, gender studies, philosophy, and
critical theory.

      The conference is open but not limited to original scholarship
in the following areas:

Religion and utopia
Colonial/imperial utopian narratives
Dystopia and anti-utopianism
Reform/revolution and utopia
Prophecy and utopian visions
Genre conventions of utopia
Feminist/queer utopias
Utopia and the city
Race and utopia
Early American utopias
Utopia and the novel
Technology and utopia
Non-western utopia
Classical utopias
Art and architecture and utopia

Submissions are not limited on the basis of historical period or
genre; we hope to have papers and panels that span different cultural,
historical, theoretical, and disciplinary contexts.

*Send panel proposals and/or paper abstracts (350 words maximum) to by December 31, 2006.

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