CFP: The Politics of Friendship: Modernist Literary/Philosophical Groups and their Embedded Politics (9/15/05; NEMLA, 5/2/06-5/5

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lili.hsieh_at_duke.edu
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lili.hsieh@duke.edu

The Politics of Friendship: Modernist Literary/Philosophical Groups
and their Embedded Politics

proposal deadline: September 15, 2005
contact: lili.hsieh_at_duke.edu

Call for papers for a panel on The Politics of Friendship: Modernist
Literary/Philosophical Groups and their Embedded Politics at 2006
NEMLA annual convention, Philadelphia, March 2-5, 2006

While the concept of modernism often invokes a lone image of a flâneur, literary
or philosophical groups invite us to go beyond the obsession of individual
geniuses and to explore the dynamic politics as embedded in these exemplary
groups. The panel invites papers which address the historical, political, and
philosophical significances of various modern literary and philosophical groups
such as Woolf's Bloomsbury, C.S. Lewis and Tolkien's Inglings, Freud's "secret
committee," Wittgenstein and the "Vienna Circle," the Tel Quel group, the
literary "Leftbank," Dorothy Parker's Vicious Circle, and many others. Papers
that engage the concept of modernity and formation of literary/philosophical
groups from a philosophical, psychoanalytical, and political perspective are
especially welcome.

Please submit proposals of approximately 500 words and a short
biographical note by September 15 to:

Lili Hsieh (lili.hsieh_at_duke.edu)

Lili Hsieh
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
English Department/
The Humanities Forum
The University of Pennsylvania

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