CFP: [Children] Psychoanalysis in Context (1/10/08; collection)

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Alvin Henry
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Psychoanalysis in Context: Critical Readings of Literature and Theory

We invite abstracts or complete manuscripts on psychoanalysis and world
literature and critical readings of psychoanalytic literary theory for a
collection that arose from the 2006 “Literature and Psychoanalysis”
conference at the University of California, Berkeley
( The collection will be published by
Cambridge Scholars Press. The collection seeks to provide an advanced
introduction to various psychoanalytical approaches to literature and film
and to explore the theoretical tensions of psychoanalysis as literary and
critical theory.

The collection seeks to explore the tensions of psychoanalysis within
gender, race, film, and postcolonial studies of literature and film. In
particular, the volume will address critical contexts that remain in
antagonism to psychoanalytic interventions. The collection aims to dispel
the essentialist or reductive critiques of psychoanalytic readings and
theory while also offering a collection of beautiful readings of literature
and theory.

As a volume intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, the
coverage of the volume will address multiple areas often overlooked in
studies of literature and psychoanalysis. Thus, the collection will be
divided into five sections that cover:

1. The Modern Body as Aesthetic (and Psychoanalysis)
2. Race as m(O)ther
3. Understanding Gender and Sexuality via psychoanalytically inflected
4. Psychic interventions into postcolonial literature and theory and
5. Rewriting the Boundaries of Psychoanalytic Literary Theory

All psychoanalytic perspectives welcomed.

Abstracts (500 words) or completed manuscripts (20 pages max including
notes, 11 pt Times New Roman, 1 in. margins, double-spaced, Chicago style)
are due by January 10, 2008. Please include a working title, brief vita,
and contact information. Send as MS Word attachments via email to Alvin
Henry at AJH at berkeley dot edu
All selected contributors will be asked to submit completed manuscripts by
February 28, 2008. Mark-ups will be returned May/June 2008; Final versions
will be sent to the editors August 2008 with publication November or
Decemeber 2008.

Alvin Henry
Literature and Social Thought
Department of Comparative Literature
4125 Dwinelle Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2510

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