UPDATE: Going Awry (grad) (1/23/06; 3/23/06-3/25/06)

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Keynote speaker announced:

Announcing an updated call for papers:

"Going Awry": A National Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

March 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2006
Indiana University—Bloomington

The English Department at Indiana University would like to encourage
submissions to our annual graduate student conference. We are seeking a
broad range of scholarly and creative submissions pertaining to our
conference theme, "Going Awry."

This year's Keynote Speaker, Dr. Dino Felluga, is from the Department
of English at Purdue University; he is also the current Chair of the
Executive Council of the North American Victorian Studies Association.
His first book, _The Perversity of Poetry: Romantic Ideology and the
Popular Male Poet of Genius_, was published by SUNY Press in 2005 and
was recently released in paperback form. He has two new book projects:
_Byron and the Constitution of the British Novel_, co-written with
Emily Allen, explores the influence of Byron on the rise of the novel
and the theorization of aesthetic realism from Jane Austen through
George Eliot. Prof. Felluga has articles published or forthcoming in
_SEL: Studies in English Literature_, _Criticism_, _Victorian Poetry_,
_Victorian Studies_, _European Romantic Review_, _ARIEL_, _Romanticism
on the Net_, and the _Blackwell Companion to Victorian Poetry_. Prof.
Felluga has also written _An Introductory Guide to Critical Theory_, a
text-based introduction to theory that will accompany his web-based
Guide to Theory (http://www.purdue.edu/guidetotheory).

Possible topics for submissions may include (but are certainly not
limited to):

--Entropy and chaos
--Parody and pastiche
--Challenges to normative models
--"Deviant" subcultures
--Productive misreadings
--Chance and serendipity
--Disaster and trauma
--Benefits of "failure"
--The artist as "deviant"
--Comic misunderstandings
--(Interrupted) transmission(s)
--Theories of fallibility
--Fallibility of theories

We welcome both individual submissions and pre-formed panels.
Papers and presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes long.

Send 250 word abstracts by January 23, 2006 to:

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Received on Mon Jan 16 2006 - 14:40:22 EST