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"Principles of Uncertainty" May 4, 2012
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CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department and Center for Critical Theory)
“Principles of Uncertainty”
The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present the first annual interdisciplinary conference on literary theory to be held Friday, May 4, 2012. This conference is being given as part of the CUNY Graduate Center’s new Center for Critical Theory, which is dedicated to the study of literary and critical theory.
We invite papers from all disciplines focusing on works from any period that explore the theme of uncertainty as it pertains to literary and critical theory. This conference welcomes papers centering upon any individual theorist, period, or school of critical theory, as well as comparisons of various theoretical approaches, including, but not limited to literary theory, psychoanalysis, philosophy, gender studies, and political theory. Some of the questions this conference seeks to answer include, but are not limited to:
• How is the meaning of a text uncertain?
Please submit a 300 word abstract for a 15-20 minute paper by March 1, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should include the title of the paper, presenter’s name, institutional and departmental affiliation, and any technology requests. We also welcome panel proposals of three to four papers.
This conference is co-sponsored by the Writers’ Institute at the City University of New York Graduate Center, an un-MFA program devoted to bringing together the country’s most talented writers and today’s most celebrated editors and the Doctoral Students’ Council, the sole policymaking body representing students in doctoral and master’s programs at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.