CFP: Constructing Deviant Identities in 18th-Century Media (9/20/05; ASECS, 3/30/06-4/2/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Anja Müller
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This is a call for proposals for a seminar on "Constructing Deviant
Identities in Eighteenth-Century Media" at next year's ASECS at
In the seminar, we shall discuss how subjects who deviated from what
was considered the 'legitimate' norm (e.g. criminals, whores,
homosexuals, lunatics) were represented in different
eighteenth-century media contexts, such as pamphlets, caricatures,
prints, novels, or painting.
Papers should address how these representations worked rather than who or w=
was represented. I.e., in how far are exclusive social practices
realized and reflected in forms of representation that were typical of part=
icular media?
How can, for instance, focalization, framing, constellations and configurat=
ions, or narrative
techniques contribute to the constructions of identities outside
'normal' and 'legitimate' frames?

Please send your proposals of ca. 250 words by e-mail attachment (in Word
or RTF-Format, no MAC or WordPerfect, please!) to . The deadline for proposals is 20
September 2005.

P.S.: Please note that participants who read a paper at ASECS 2006 are
expected to be ASECS members by 1 December 2005.

Anja Müller
Universität Bamberg
Englische Literaturwissenschaft
An der Universität 9
D - 96045 Bamberg
Tel.: ++49 (0)951 863 2175

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