Rupture Symposium 6 June 2011 (abstracts due February 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
contact email: 
ruptureCFP@ntu.edu.sg

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a one-day international postgraduate symposium on the subject of “rupture” in literature on 6 June 2011.

While the geographies and politics of “space” and “place” have attracted much discussion, this symposium seeks attention on the idea and act of rupture — narratological, psychological, theoretical, cultural, etc. — and the concomitant effects of unsettlement and disjunction among other things on narrative structure, motifs, trajectory. We welcome papers exploring any range of connotations and ramifications of “rupture” in texts in relation to concepts including but not limited to:

--Aesthetics, ethics, theoretical/literary/philosophical models and movements.
--Narrative, genre, textual, visual studies.
--Identities, subjectivities, bodies, gender, sexuality.
-- Family, religion, history, folk lore, mythology.
-- Diaspora and postcolonial studies, marginal and regional literatures.
--Travel, settlement, resettlement; nature-writing, eco-criticism.

Please submit abstracts of 250 words for 20 minute-papers or 500 words for 60 minute-panels (of three speakers) with a brief biographical note to ruptureCFP@ntu.edu.sg no later than 1 Feb 2011. Please include your full name and institutional affiliation in your email. Notifications will be sent out by 1 March 2011 (or earlier, for those who need official letters of invitation to seek funding from their home institutions). Details about registration costs, travel grants, and accommodation advice will be available on the symposium website soon.

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
graduate_conferences
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
medieval
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
renaissance
rhetoric_and_composition
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian