CFP: Fantastical Devices in Literature (grad & undergrad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Acacia Group
contact email: 
acaciagroup@gmail.com

Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing Texts

The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking
papers for our 2006 conference to be held February 17th and 18th,
2006. We are interested papers/presentations for the following
suggested panel:

"Fantastical Devices in Literature: How do they work?"
This topic invites papers that explore the fantastic or supernatural
in literary works. How do elements of the supernatural serve to
undermine hegemonic forces in a particular society? How do fantastic
or supernatural devices create a forum for social and political
commentary? And to what effect? What is the advantage/disadvantage
of using unrealistic devices to address serious topics? Is there a
spiritual connection to the supernatural that undermines the Western
idea of realism?

We are accepting completed paper submissions only, no abstracts
please. Creative writing/productions/performance contributions are
encouraged to function as commentaries on or expressions of any and
all of the topics listed, or, they may be submitted individually for
special panel consideration. Submissions that will not be presented
in written form (performances, art, etc.) must include a brief (1-2
page) explanation of the submission's relevance to the topic/theme,
materials used, and concepts explored. All presentations, whether
written, performed, or shown may not exceed 20 minutes.

Submission Deadline: December 17, 2005
Conference date: February 17-18, 2006
Please note submissions are open to graduate and undergraduate students.
Please note panel title in your subject line and send completed papers
of 10-12 pages in Word format to:
                
acaciaconference_at_gmail.com

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cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches