CFP: [Cultural-Historical] KCTOS: Knowledge, Creativity and Transformations of Societies (Vienna) (9/3/07; 12/6/07-12/9/07)

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Gunseli Sonmez Isci
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KCTOS: Knowledge, Creativity and Transformations of Societies
Vienna, 6- 9 December 2007

“Re-written Literatures: Transforming Texts, Transforming Cultures”
Section Chair: Gunseli Sonmez Isci (Ege University)

This section is designed to raise issues concerning the creative and
critical use of re-writing. Re-writing here chiefly refers to those
reproductions of earlier texts that apply strategies such as parody,
adaptation, imitation or intervention. Re-writing may also embrace a
variety of poetic and political projects associated with re-visioning. Such
a venture is best realized in the re-written canonical texts that expose
and explore the blind spots of colonial or patriarchal discourses giving
voice to previously marginalized, silenced and unheard issues or
characters. Perhaps unsurprisingly, therefore, many re-written literary
texts derive their inspirational and narrative material from feminist or
post-colonial theories. What mainly emerges from these re-written
literatures, then, is the need to acknowledge the refreshing diversity of
voices and visions within the knowledge system.

In keeping with the conference theme of Knowledge, Creativity and
Transformation of Societies, this section welcomes papers that approach
re-writing from feminist/post-colonial/post-structuralist perspectives.

Deadline for submissions: 3 September 2007

Please send proposals (250-300 words) via e-mail to:
Gunseli Sonmez Isci

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