CFP: (Re)Writing History: Interpreting Sources and Political Agendas (grad & undergrad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

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Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing Texts

The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking
papers for our 2006 conference to be held February 17th and 18th,
2006. We are interested papers/presentations for the following
suggested panel:

"Rewriting History"
This topic is open to papers that seek to address the social,
political, or economic forces at work in recording, rewriting, and
fictionalizing "History." This topic is
intended to spur critical conversations about the function of
texts—historical documents, text books, or any narrative claiming to
be based upon historical events—as agents of political agendas.
Possible lines of inquiry may, but need not, include: Do these texts
enforce, undermine, seek to change political systems? What mechanisms
are at work to accomplish such ends? Are the agendas put forth by the
creators/recorders or elements of the pieces at odds with the function
of the pieces? Papers may address any medium, period, or culture.

We are accepting completed paper submissions only, no abstracts
please. Creative writing/productions/performance contributions are
encouraged to function as commentaries on or expressions of any and
all of the topics listed, or, they may be submitted individually for
special panel consideration. Submissions that will not be presented
in written form (performances, art, etc.) must include a brief (1-2
page) explanation of the submission's relevance to the topic/theme,
materials used, and concepts explored. All presentations, whether
written, performed, or shown may not exceed 20 minutes.

Submission Deadline: December 17, 2005
Conference date: February 17-18, 2006
Please note submissions are open to graduate and undergraduate students.
Please note panel title in your subject line and send completed papers
of 10-12 pages in Word format to:

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