CFP: Visiting and Revisiting: Literature as a Special Form of Knowledge (grad) (4/3/06; 10/27/06-10/28/06)

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Tom Perrin
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University of Chicago
Department of English
October 27-28, 2006

Visiting and Revisiting: Literature as a Special Form of Knowledge
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mary Poovey, Professor, Department of
English; Director, Institute for the History of the Production
of Knowledge, New York University

Deadline for submissions: April 3, 2006

In the field of literary studies, current disciplinary
formations coexist with alternative groupings that either
cross subject boundaries (law and literature, science studies,
visual culture) or redraw them around different objects of
inquiry (race, class, gender). When we do interdisciplinary
work, we bring our critical perspectives to bear on objects
not conventionally our own; as a consequence we are compelled
to recognize and refigure traditional paradigms from literary
studies. The process of self-definition prompted by
interdisciplinary visiting and disciplinary revisiting stakes
a claim for literature as a special form of knowledge within
the present state of disciplinary flux.

We solicit proposals that explore and perform versions of
visiting and revisiting through the analysis of literary texts
from every period. We particularly encourage inter- and
transdisciplinary work that considers literary texts in
relation to cultural-historical practices, literary-critical
methods and other factors that shape the organization of

"Visiting and Revisiting" is the first annual graduate student
conference of the University of Chicago English Department.

Abstracts of 250–350 words should be submitted as Microsoft
Word email attachments to by April 3,
2006. See for more
information. Any questions should be directed to

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