Between Alienations: Mimicry, Parody, and Desire in Transnational Spaces

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American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

The presence of a transnational community entails the recognition of a non-singular national identity, a paradigm understood, variously, as a shattered norm or a hybrid ideal. While focusing on how this transnationality gives voice to diaspora and creole communities, we will examine how transnational spaces, bodies, and motion are constructed from forms of mimicry and parody already extant within the construction of the nation-state. Is what Judith Butler calls “an insurrection at the level of ontology” required to make room for such potentially monstrous or alien proliferations? This seminar welcomes papers from a wide variety of disciplines, geographical areas, and scholarly perspectives.

http://www.acla.org/acla2010/?p=1153

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
popular_culture
postcolonial
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond