CfP GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (proposals due 16 April; conference 26 June 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
paradox-glits@gold.ac.uk

Keynote speaker: Christopher Norris

The second annual GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference will be held at Goldsmiths College, in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010.

This year we turn our focus to paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.

As an apparently absurd set of contradictions or oppositions entailing one another, paradox works within and between texts in an infinite number of ways, fascinating thinkers and writers from a variety of disciplines, locations and points in history. This interdisciplinary research conference seeks fresh perspectives on the intersection between paradox and text; how paradox can be deployed in writing; and potential ways it could be harnessed for theoretical or creative gain.

We welcome papers including themes such as:

* Mathematical paradox in literature
* Typologies of literary paradox
* Paradoxical thinkers
* Narrative paradoxes
* Limitations of paradoxical theories
* Paradoxical literary or linguistic tropes
* Looking beyond paradox
* Paradoxical readings
* Literature of the infinite
* Paradoxical languages
* Translations of paradox
* Political paradoxes
* Poetics of the paradox
* Paradoxical literary landscapes
* Philosophical paradox versus literary paradox
* Creative writing pieces incorporating paradox

This list is by no means exhaustive or limiting: we welcome abstracts from all areas of research.

Email abstracts of no more than 300 words to paradox-glits@gold.ac.uk by 16 April. Papers should be of roughly 20 minutes in length.

Visit our website at http://www.gold.ac.uk/ecl/glits/paradox/

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