CFP: Cultures of Evil and the Attractions of Villainy (10/1/05; 2/9/06-2/11/06)

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Maria Mabrey
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2006 - 8th Annual University of South Carolina Comparative Literature Conference
February 9, 10 and 11, 2006

Call for Papers
Deadline for submissions, October 1, 2005.

Keynote speakers: Agnes Heller, Geoffrey Bennington, Alberto Moreiras, Edmundo Desnoes

This conference seeks to take up a central issue of today's post-Cold War world --that of evil-- and to explore the refiguration of the traditional villain. The aim of this conference is to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue, as globalization has broadened cultural horizons, and academic research has sought to address these new complexities.

Possible topics, but not limited to:

Postnational Justice
The Villain in Literature and Film
Post-Derridian Ethics
Representations of Law in Film and Literature
Globalization and Culture
Politics of Performativity
Third Cinema
New Imperialisms, etc.

Hosted by the Programs of Comparative Literature and Spanish of the University of South Carolina.

Please, send 1 page abstracts for 20 minutes papers, or proposals for panels, by October 1, 2005 to the Conference Organizers to:

or write to:
María C. Mabrey
Conference Coordinator
8th Annual USC Comparative Literature Conference
Dept. of Languages Literatures and Cultures
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Information on hotels, registration, banquets, and plenary speakers will be posted on our website: by mid-summer 2005.

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