'evolutions': a two-day international conference hosted by the School
of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh,
22-23 September 2006
CFP Panel: Unfolding Selves: Evolution and the Rites of Passage
From the birth of a child to the death of a parent, entering university
to finishing schooling, childhood to adulthood through a myriad of
milestones, life is full of markers of change.
* What can be said about losing one's virginity, shaving for the
first time, or the onset of menstruation?
* What is the significance of confirmation or circumcision?
* What greater privileges come in the gaining of a driver's licence
or the right to vote?