CFP: Literature and the City (grad) (12/1/05; 3/24/06)

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Basu, Balaka
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City University of New York Graduate Center
English Student Association Conference
Conference Date: March 24, 2006
Call for Papers and Panels:
'Literature and the City' is a conference organized and sponsored by the
English Student Association at CUNY Graduate Center. This conference
seeks to bring together graduate students from a wide variety of
political, critical, and aesthetic perspectives to explore how cities
function in literature as both subject and setting. We invite papers
that examine the multitudinous ways in which cities have captured the
literary imagination and that scrutinize the complex relationships
between language, art, and metropolis.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
New York
Holy Cities (Jerusalem, Mecca, etc.)
Urban Architecture
Imaginary/Fictionalized Cities
The Ghetto
The City and the Country
The Marketplace
Multicultural Cities
Alienation and Loneliness
The City-State
Street Life
City as Character
City Dialects in Literature
Vice, Decadence & the Demimonde
Outside City Boundaries
Divided Cities (Berlin, Jerusalem, Warsaw, etc.)
The City and Revolution
The City in Theater and Film
Lyric Essays on the City
Please submit abstracts of 250 words to by
December 1, 2005

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