CFP: Exploring Critical Shadow-Lines: Approaches to Joseph Conrad (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).

Exploring Critical Shadow-Lines: Approaches to Joseph Conrad

The 17th annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference invites paper submissions
for a panel on Joseph Conrad. Entitled "Exploring Critical
Shadow-Lines: Approaches to Joseph Conrad," this panel proposes to use
Conrad's body of work as a case study of how specific literary
theories can dominate the criticism currently being produced on an
author. Thus, papers are encouraged to address not only the manner in
which Conrad criticism is dominated by certain critical
approaches--e.g., New Criticism, Freudian Psychoanalysis,
Postcolonialism, etc.--but also to consider which approaches remain
relatively underused. All critical approaches are welcome, including
(but by no means limited to) Feminist, Marxist, Psychoanalytic,
Deconstructionist, Postcolonial, New Historicist, Aesthetic, Atlantic,
Queer, Ethical, etc. Papers could also examine the influence of
specific Conrad critics, such as F. R. Leavis, Thomas C. Moser, Ian
Watt, Edward Said, Frederick R. Karl, and Zdzislaw Najder (to name a
few). Papers are also welcome that address any pertinent aspect of
Conrad scholarship. Readings of specific works are also welcome, but
potential submitters are encouraged to explore works other than Heart
of Darkness.

Please send abstracts of 300 words or less to James Long (Department
of English, Louisiana State University) at before
November 30, 2006. Presentations should be 15 minutes in length.

For more information on this year's conference, including the general
CFP, visit the EGSA's website:

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