CFP: [20th] UC Riverside (dis)junctions: emotions in literature and film (2/27/09; 4/3-4/4/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Nan Ma
contact email: 
nanma22@gmail.com

UC Riverside, (dis)junctions Graduate Student Conference 2009: Brave New
Worlds

AFFECTIVE INVESTMENTS/AFFECTIVE STRATEGIES: REPRESENTATIONS OF EMOTIONS
IN
20TH- AND 21ST-CENTURY AMERICAN CULTURAL PRODUCTIONS
  
In recent years, a body of research has emerged on the social and
political
implications of emotions. Scholars such as Lauren Berlant, Daniel Gross
and Ruth Gilmore have argued that emotions are socially constituted and
institutionally regulated and managed. Viewed through this critical lens,
feelings are not only private and individual but are often public and
political. This panel seeks papers that explore the ways in which
representations of emotions in 20th- and 21st-century American literary,
aural, and/or visual texts intersect with social and political categories
such as race, gender, class, sexuality, citizenship, and/or
(post)coloniality. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
  
Emotions in ethnic American literature/film/performance art
Emotions and the production(s) and/or representations of race
Narrative strategies used by marginalized groups to represent emotions
Emotions and gender and sexuality
Emotions and American empire
Emotions and performativity
Social and/or psychic processing of emotions
Emotions and 9/11
Emotions and nationalism
Emotions and globalization
Emotions and transnational economy and cultural exchange
  
Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to Nan Ma at
nanma22_at_gmail.com
by February 27, 2009.

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond