Deadline extended: SAMLA Humanities Discussion Circle: "Humanities and the Meaning of the Text"

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Matthew W. Guy / SAMLA Humanities Discussion Circle
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"Humanities and the Meaning of the Text"

In this postmodern age, nearly everything that can be seen as a locus of meaning has been redefined along the lines of textuality: gender, race, nationality, sexuality, subcultures, and even academic disciplines. How has postmodernity's concentration on textuality affected the humanities? How has the expansion of what defines textuality affected the humanities? How can the humanities benefit from the cross-disciplinarity that comes from contemporary studies of textuality? Papers are being solicited that will explore how meaning is constructed or translated by the very notion of textuality. Please note that the deadline has been extended. Send 250 word abstracts and contact information by electronic submission to Matthew Guy at by August 9, 2010. Panelists will be notified via email by August 16, 2010.

This panel will be part of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention in Atlanta, GA, taking place November 5-7, 2010. Please see convention website at for more information.

Selected panelists must meet all registration and membership deadlines for the 2010 SAMLA convention by the time of their presentation.