CFP: Media Studies: Realism Revised (4/16/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

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Terence Brunk
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49th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association
November 8-11, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio

Media Studies
Realism Revised: Media Contexts for Realist Praxis
(This is a permanent section of MMLA and is already on the conference

This panel seeks papers which explore the history, theory, and practice
of “realism” in the context of its articulation in various media (print,
visual, plastic, digital, etc.). In what ways do different media promote
or delimit particular modes of realist representation or simulation? How
do the formal or phenomenological characteristics of different media
enable and/or critique the aesthetic, political, or philosophical claims
of realism? How do they invite readers, observers, or other audiences to
respond to or otherwise participate in their truth claims? Papers
considering these or related issues in literary, journalistic, new
media, or other texts from any period or tradition welcome.

Send 1-2 page abstracts to by April 16, 2007.
Proposals from faculty and graduate students gladly considered.

Terence Brunk
Director, Literature Program
English Department
Columbia College Chicago

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