CFP: UNSW School of English Postgraduate Symposium (grad) (Australia) (9/1/06; 10/12/06-10/13/06)
"CONTEMPLATING THE VOID": POSTGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM XIII, SCHOOL OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY
OF NEW SOUTH WALES, Sydney, Australia, October 12-13, 2006
What fills the gap left by the evacuation of the grand narratives? What is the value of negative space?
Silence? Incoherence? What are the politics and problematics of representation in a world oft marked
by political, intellectual, and spiritual chaos? In contemporary society, how can language function as a
bridge, articulating loss and thereby filling the void with significance?