Re-production [Mar 4-5, 2011], Deadline [Jan 15, 2011]

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Comparative Literature Graduate Student Organization, Binghamton University

Call for papers
Binghamton University Comparative Literature Graduate Conference
Binghamton, NY
March 4 and 5, 2011
Keynote: BRIGID DOHERTY, Princeton University

Re-production, with equal emphasis on the embedded relation of repetition and production, expresses the problematic of biological, technological, and linguistic apparatuses of capture immanent to capitalism, to history altogether. Reproduction of the imaginary, of bodies, of practices of inscription—verbal, affective, institutional—are not separable from the reproduction of subjectivity, of human life. An analysis of reproduction as both concept and tool would thus speak to the materiality of textual, linguistic reiteration and of physiological, bio-physical, and bio-political production with a difference. We thereby invite papers from multiple disciplines including, but not limited to the following:

re-production and bio-chemical, affective, energetic embodiment
re-production and biological, cosmological, ecological rhythms
re-production and biotechnology
re-production and capitalist/ non-capitalist conditions of production
re-production and capitalist subjectivity
re-production and class/gender/race/
re-production and cognitive-psychic modeling
re-production and colonial knowledge
re-production and consciousness
re-production and cultural codes
re-production at a time of digitalized information
reproduction and evolution
re-production and film
re-production and habituation
re-production and literature
re-production and literary theory and criticism
re-production and materialism
re-production and memory, recollection, trauma
re-production and narrative practices
re-production and perception, sensation
reproduction and the political
re-production and processes of signification
re-production and processes of subjectification
re-production and repressive apparatuses
re-production and ritual
re-production and spaces of representation
re-production and temporality
re-production and translation studies
re-production and the unconscious
re-production and value
re-production and viral transmission

BRIGID DOHERTY, Associate Professor of German and Art & Archaeology, Princeton University, will be our keynote speaker. Her biography can be found here:

Please email your 250-word abstract or any queries regarding the conference to Abstracts must be received by January 15, 2011, and should include the participant's name, institutional affiliation, email and phone number.

Please send paper abstracts to:
Re-production Conference
Department of Comparative Literature

P.O. Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902