UPDATE: Taking Exception (1/20/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)

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Toni Wall Jaudon
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CFP: "Taking Exception"
**Extended deadline** Deadline for Abstracts:
Friday, January 20, 2006.
Cornell University, March 3-4, 2006
Keynote speaker: Jeffrey Santa Ana, Dartmouth

The Cornell English Department's Graduate Student
Spring Conference is currently accepting abstracts for
its fifth annual conference on literary, cultural, and
theoretical notions of "taking exception". We are
seeking papers of no more than 15 to 20 minutes
addressing issues such as the construction and
interpretation of exceptional subject positions
(including race, gender, ability and sexuality),
exceptional literary and cultural
forms, and the politics / poetics of resistance.

Paper topics may include, but are by no means limited
-American Exceptionalism
-sites of resistance
-states of exception
-exceptional / extraordinary bodies
-exceptional sex
-gendering / queering exceptionality
-no exception: the law and juridical spaces
-making exceptions: hegemony and power structures
-the exception that proves the rule: notions of
-the exceptional nation and exceptions to the nation:
ideologies, resistances, migrations, diasporas,
-oppositions to the rule: feminisms, minority studies,
disability studies, queer studies, etc.
-temporal exceptions: challenges to literary and
theoretical periodizations
-exceptions to genre: challenges to formal
constraints, emergence and
collapse of genres (prose poetry, remixing media), the
 popular and high
-questions of marginality and canonicity; writing from
the margins
-borders/borderlands as spaces of exception
-filmic strategies of exception and representation;
the exceptional spectator
-aesthetics as a site of exception

Deadline for Abstracts: Friday, January 20, 2006.

About our keynote speaker: Jeffrey Santa Ana is
Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College.
He has research and teaching interests in Asian
American literature and film, mixed-race studies,
transnationalism and globalization, and theories of
the emotions. He's published articles on
multiraciality in global consumer culture and gender
and sexuality in Asian American literature. His
current work is a manuscript entitled "Feeling
Multiracial: Emotions, Politics, and Mixed Race in the
American Global Imaginary." His book examines the
ways in which representations of mixed-race people in
commercial culture, film, and American ethnic
literature express anxieties of human experience under

We are committed to encompassing a spectrum of
methodologies and mediums, and are seeking not only
scholarly papers, but also original fiction, poetry,
and creative non-fiction submissions. Abstracts or
extracts should be no more than 300 words and must be
received no later than Friday, January 20, 2006.
Please send e-mail submissions to:
ascgrad-mailbox_at_cornell.edu or send by
regular mail to: Toni Jaudon, Department of English,
250 Goldwin Smith, Cornell University, Ithaca NY,

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