CFP: Satire: From Swift to The Daily Show (12/1/06; EGSA, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

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Matthew Landers
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LSU EGSA Mardi Gras Conference on Language and Literature.
Feb. 16-17, 2007
Lod Cook Alumni Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Members Only: Gatekeepers and the Future of Literary Studies

Keynote Speaker: Timothy Brennan, Professor of Comparative Literature,
Cultural Studies, and English, The University of Minnesota.
Selected Publications: Wars of Position: Cultural Politics of Left and
Right (2005), Ed. Music in Cuba (2001), At Home in the World:
Cosmopolitanism Now (1997).

"Satire: From Swift to The Daily Show"

The 17th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference is seeking papers on the
role and effect of satire in the academic, political, and religious
spheres. In particular, this panel is interested in exploring the
subverting capacity of the satirical mode, in response to ideas,
methodologies, and power. As the title suggests, papers can address
satire in any period, including the ancient and contemporary worlds.

A detailed 250-word abstract should be submitted by December 1, 2006,
to Matthew Landers <>. Papers should be 15
minutes in length. Please submit your abstract in the body of your
email. No attachments, please.

In case you were wondering, the Mardi Gras conference takes place
during the weekend of Mardi Gras. Baton Rouge is 50 minutes from New
Orleans, by car.

--Matthew LandersPhD. CandidateLouisiana State University ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Wed Nov 08 2006 - 12:14:47 EST