CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] EGE UNIVERSITY 12TH INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL STUDIES SYMPOSIUM Redefining Modernism & Postmodernis

full name / name of organization: 
Sebnem Toplu
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This symposium invites reconsideration of modernity, modernism and
postmodernism from literary, cultural and a wide range of
interdisciplinary aspects, aiming to broaden the current debates.

Panel proposals chaired by colleagues from different universities are
especially welcome, along with individual papers, roundtables, workshops
and performances either in English or Turkish. Please note that there
will be no translations during the symposium.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

Modernities / Postmodernities
>From tradition to innovation / modernism, avant-garde, decadence, kitsch,
Ethics of (post)modernity
Dialectics of enlightenment
Eradication, redemption or reconstruction of myths
Mechanism of (dis)belief
Aspects and limits of certainty
Primitivity and (post)modernity
"Biophilia" and biopolitics
(Post)modernity and (meta)narratives
(Post)modernity and time
Modernity and secularism
Aesthetics of modernity
Historical relativism
Modernity and the Body
Crisis in representation

The deadline for proposals: 19 December 2008

Notification for accepted papers: 15 January 2009

Please send a 250 word abstract for a 20 minute paper and a short bio (a
paragraph of around 50 words) in the form of an email "word" attachment
to the coordinator at:

For more information please visit our website at:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Åžebnem Toplu
Dept. English Language & Literature
Faculty of Letters
Ege University,
35100-Bornova, Izmir
Tel: +90 232 3884000/ext.1976
Fax:+90 232 3881102

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