CFP: Stanley Cavell and Literary Criticism (UK) (5/1/07; Spring '08)

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CFP: 'Stanley Cavell and Literary Criticism', conference, spring 2008,
Edinburgh University.

Stanley Cavell's work has been influential for the theory and practice
of literary criticism for many years. From his consideration of Beckett
and Shakespeare in his first book, Must We Mean What We Say? (1969) to
the recent collection of writing on Emerson, Emerson's Transcendental
Etudes (2003), Cavell's philosophical concerns have consistently been
grounded in the problems and challenges offered by literary texts. This
conference, the first to consider explicitly the connection between
philosophical practice and literary art in Cavell, will include major
scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. Professor Cavell has indicated
his intention to participate in the event.

An edited volume of specially commissioned essays arising out of papers
given at the conference is also planned.

Possible topics for consideration include: literary ethics; speech act
theory; literary and philosophical romanticism; the idea of America;
Shakespeare; modernism and modernity.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be sent to The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2007.

James Loxley, Lee Spinks, Andrew Taylor (English Literature, University
of Edinburgh)

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