CFP: Walter Pater: New Questions, Latent Questionings (1/10/06; 7/27/06-7/29/06)

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"Walter Pater: New Questions, Latent Questionings "=20

For a conference organized by the International Walter Pater Society =20
Thursday - Saturday night, July 27-29, 2006=20
To be hosted by Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA) =20

Walter Pater's restless intelligence raised many new questions in his own=20
day: "What does the spirit need in the face of modern life?," "What is this=
song or picture, this engaging personality . . . to me? What effect does it=
really produce on me?" (The Renaissance); "Might the will itself be an orga=
n of=20
knowledge, or vision?" (Marius the Epicurean); "What, then, did Flaubert=20
understand by beauty, in the art he pursued with so much fervour, with so m=
self-command?" (Appreciations). =20

What are the questions that readers of Pater should be asking today? What=20
critical and theoretical issues should be exposed to our collective gaze,=20
perhaps long overlooked or overshadowed, but always enfolded in his texts w=
"all that latent colour and imagery which language as such carries in it"?=20=
new contexts and frameworks for considering Pater=E2=80=99s writings should=
explored? =20
Submit 500-word proposals for conference papers by JANUARY 10, 2006 to: =20
Dr. Lesley Higgins
_ljhiggins_at_aol.com_ ( =20
Department of English
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M3J 1P3
phone 416-736-2100 ext. 22344
fax 416-736-5412

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