[UPDATED] Nostalgia Conference Deadline Sep. 28

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English Graduate Organization at University of Florida
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Home/sickness: Desire, Decay, and the Seduction of Nostalgia

The University of Florida's 9th annual English Graduate Organization conference will explore nostalgia, focusing on the contradictory relations among desires for recovered pasts as well as deliberate attempts to manipulate the present through representations of the past. Of particular interest will be the extent to which both nostalgia and the desire for utopia are linked to historical trauma, as textual manifestations of an extratextual cause.

For full CFP see http://www.english.ufl.edu/ego/conference09/index.html

We welcome both creative and critical presentations on a variety of topics dealing with any aspect of nostalgia: desire, the past, representation, notions of home/identity. Please submit an abstract of 250 words to ego09atuf@gmail.com by September 28th. If accepted, plan on a presentation of 15 minutes. This year's conference will be held on November 12th and 13th, with a keynote speaker (TBC) on Friday evening with a reception to follow.