Call for papers: Fall round table

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8th, 2009 by admin

Each quarter, the Consortium for Literature, Theory and Culture sponsors one
or two round table discussion groups in which graduate students and
faculty meet to present and discuss papers.  Papers presented during these meetings are usually in final draft form, and will be either presented at a
national conference or at the CLTC’s own annual graduate student conference
held on campus in the Spring of every year.  In order to apply
for CLTC travel grants, graduate students must first present their work at a round table discussion.

This year’s CLTC theme is “Celebrity and glamour” (see website for further information).  Following that theme,  the first round table discussion group is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th. Details on location and time to follow. We are calling for 250-word abstracts for papers on celebrity, broadly interpreted, in any culture, period, area, or humanistic field. Please send abstracts to Allison Schifani at aschifani(at)umail.ucsb.edu by October 31st, 2009.

Paper topics may include but are not limited to: stardom; fame; glamour;
distraction; ’15 minutes’; new models of public visibility; visuality and
visual culture; celebrity in history; alternative constructions of
celebrity; culturally specific celebrity; virtuosity; obscurity;
relationships between technology and celebrity; political celebrity; fandom; infamy; etc.

Please direct any questions to: aschifani(at)umail.ucsb.edu


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