Crossing Over, American Comparative Literature Association
San Marcos, CA, April 2003
Source: http://lynx.csusm.edu/acla2003/acla_cfp.asp ______________________________________________ AMERICAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION 2003 Conference: Crossing Over Cal State San Marcos, April 4-6, 2003. Call for Papers In its largest sense, comparative literature promotes the study of intercultural relations that cross national boundaries, multicultural relations within a particular society, and the interactions between literature and other forms of human activity, including the arts, the sciences, philosophy, and cultural artifacts of all kinds. To this end, we invite papers for the 2003 annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association to be held at Cal State San Marcos in North San Diego County, April 4-6, 2003. In keeping with San Diego's prominence as a global crossroads for language, culture and economic exchange, the theme of this year's meeting is "Crossing Over." We invite panels or individual papers that explore both the condition and process of crossing as a form of mobility, transition, transformation, experience, or exchange. We especially encourage panels which are interdisciplinary or from the premodern periods. Some interpretations of this theme include, but are not limited to: Borders and Boundaries: inter-American relations, nationalisms, migration and community-formation, colonialities and postcolonialities, imperialism, globalities, cosmopolitanisms, reciprocity and exchange, Pacific Rim crossings, liminalities Historical Crossings: literary migrations and relations across periods, terminologies of periodization-"antiquity" to "medieval" to "modern", early and post, neo and new, classics today, influence studies, intertextuality Technologies of Reproduction: scriptoria and scribal culture, manuscript studies, codex and history of the book, early print culture, literacy and orality, new media, digital media, facsimiles, cloning, hyperreality, avatars, film studies Cartographies: trade routes, landscape, monuments and mapmaking, pilgrimage, exile, tourism, transatlanticisms Consumer Culture: massification, exchange, economies of circulation, subcultures Progress: translatio studii, improvement or decline, moving forward, looking back, technological improvement, social reform, threat to tradition Cultural Memory: holocaust studies, collective guilt, histories, originary myths, folklore Otherworlds: fantasy, religion, spirituality, mythmaking, magical realism, quests Death: crusades, sacred visions, apocalypse, prophecy, ghosts, martyrdom, ecstasies, millenarianism Identity Politics: lineage, patriarchy, genealogy, desire, dialogism, transgenderings, bisexuality, cyberselves, outing, passing, authenticity Disciplinarity and Representation: visual arts and literature, transitional genres and hybrids, canon formation, translation, cinematics Proposals for 10-12 person panels (meeting 2 hours per day for 3 days) should be submitted online at the conference website: www.csusm.edu/acla2003 or www.acla.org. Individual paper proposals should be submitted directly to panel organizers. Deadline for Seminar Proposals: August 1, 2002. Deadline for Individual Abstracts: October 1, 2002. We will be happy to post proposed panel CFP's on the conference website but encourage you to advertise for participants to your session in other scholarly venues as well. For more information or questions, please contact ACLA 2003 chairs: Professor Heather Richardson Hayton Literature and Writing Studies Cal State University San Marcos San Marcos, CA 92096-0001, USA firstname.lastname@example.org Professor Laurel Amtower Department of English and Comparative Literature San Diego State University San Diego, CA 92182-8140, USA email@example.com Please note: Participants in the annual meeting (paper presenters and session chairs) must be current members of ACLA. Membership forms can be found at the ACLA website.