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CFP: [Graduate] Constructing the Body, Constructing the Text: Litery and Scientific Discourses of the Human Body

Friday, December 28, 2007 - 2:13pm
University at Albany EGSO

The University at Albany English Graduate Student Organization invites papers for its annual
conference. This year’s conference will explore the intersections of literature and science of the
human body in Western culture. Throughout much of history, the body has been a priority for
writers of philosophy, science, and literature. Indeed, prior to modernity, inquiry about the body
was a vital part of philosophy in its broadest sense. From prolific thinkers as varied as
Hippocrates and Judith Butler, Jonathan Edwards and Marquis de Sade, Foucault and Luce
Irigaray, the body and its behavior have generated a sprawling discourse in the humanities which

UPDATE: [Graduate] Sacred and Profane Meditations on a World in Translation

Friday, December 28, 2007 - 8:59am
Nathan Leaman

Call For Papers: Sacred and Profane Meditations on a World in Translation

March 22, 2008
San Diego State University
San Diego, California
Keynote Speaker: Mark Dery
Abstract Deadline: January 18, 2007

Salman Rushdie once wrote, “human beings do not perceive things whole; we are not gods but
wounded creatures, cracked lenses, capable only of fractured perceptions.” In this
interdisciplinary conference, we invite original works that explore the way we construct meaning
out of historical, theoretical, and literary works.