CFP: Incorporation in Literature (grad) (UK) (3/31/06; 7/8/06)

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Call for papers: Incorporation in Literature
University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Conference

We invite proposals from postgraduate students for a conference on
"Incorporation in Literature" to be held at the University of Edinburgh
on 8 July 2006. This conference seeks to address the idea of
incorporation from a variety of different perspectives. Incorporation
is an important theme in many literary works in which eating, drinking,
digesting, or even cannibalism figure prominently, whether these
subjects are treated literally or metaphorically. In a more abstract
sense, incorporation could also be understood as the way in which one
work can be incorporated into another as an influence, or as the ways
in which visual images and other graphic details are incorporated into
literary texts. By inviting papers on specific texts or authors in any
language from any period, this conference seeks to provide a
comparative exploration of the ways in which incorporation has been
used in literature.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent to both conference
organisers at the addresses below by 31 March. Papers should be no
more than 20 minutes long and should be in delivered in English.

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
- consumerism
- consumption
- food
- eating/drinking/digesting
- cannibalism
- communion
- cultural cannibalism
- translation/transcreation
- influence
- rewriting
- incorporation as form of resistance
- text and image
- dialogue

Conference organisers:
Rachel Douglas (
Antonio Ochoa (
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh

Postal address: Rachel Douglas, French, Division of European Languages
and Cultures, 59-60 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU

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