CFP: [American] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1,Due Nov 1,Tuning Culture:Questioning Transmission

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Marqueshia Wilson
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Tuning Culture: Questioning the Transmission of the Everyday to the
Foreign Eye, Ear, and Mind

Shall I read Things Fall Apart or The Poisonwood Bible to know what
Africa is like? Should I listen to Vivaldi or peruse A Room with a View
when curious about the country of Italy? How accurately is art and
literature able to transmit culture? What wonder to feel empathy for
sights and persons unknownâ€"even without the literal touching of hands or
treading of feet. What expectations and stereotypes are fostered or
created by the media, the arts, and the language arts? What of the
translation of humor among different cultures, different societies? Is
transmission trulyâ€"or how is transmission trulyâ€"accomplished? What does
our graphic art, our rap, and our poetry say about “us”…and can “others”
truly understand it?

Interdisciplinary panel, paper, and creative submissions are invited for
the 14th annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium at Arizona State
University, Tempe, AZ, held Feb. 29-March 1, 2008.

Submissions are encouraged in fields that include literature, rhetoric
and composition, creative writing, theater studies, communication,
language studies, English education, women and gender studies, film,
visual and media studies, history, psychology, philosophy, religion,
social sciences, and popular culture.

Panel proposals should be no more than 500 words, paper abstracts should
be no more than 350 words, all submitted by November 1, 2007. Please
include home and office numbers, complete mailing address, e-mail
address, professional affiliation, and AV requirements with your

Please submit all proposals and any questions to

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