Interdisciplinary Conventions: Literature and Philosophy, PAMLA 2010 (deadline April 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Lee, UC Riverside
contact email: 
jlee105@ucr.edu

This special session at PAMLA 2010 will investigate the soft boundary between Literature and Philosophy by probing how the narrative conventions of the two forms use language to construct significance(s). In what ways do the vocabulary, contexts, connotations, and purposes of these forms converge and/or diverge? How can we stimulate a productive conversation between them?

All manner of approaches and topics are welcome. Presenters may perform close readings of philosophical or literary texts or may engage exclusively with philosophy or literary theory.

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Submit proposals online by April 5 at http://www.pamla.org/2010

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
classical_studies
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
medieval
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
renaissance
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian