10.28.2003

Locating Love

The English Student Association of the Graduate School and University
Center of CUNY announces its annual conference, to be held at the CUNY
Graduate Center, New York, NY on March 26, 2004. Graduate Students are
invited to submit proposals for 15-20 minute presentations. Proposals for
complete panels, comprised of three to four speakers, are also encouraged.

This year’s conference, entitled “Locating Love,” will explore some of the
near infinite ways we academics, working in a (post) post-structuralist
paradigm, confront, examine and understand Love’s many manifestations and
constructions. Possible paper or panel topics include:

Desire and subjecthood
Desire and gender identity
Sex/anatomical Love
Queer(ed) Love
Fetishism/the Love object
Sensation
Absence and Love
The political, institutional and sociological regulation of Love
The Love of State/the State of Love
Love and power
Landscapes and geographies of Love
Poetic and narratological constructions of Love
Epistolary Love
Influence and aftertexts
romance/Romance
Sentiment

Please send abstracts of approximately 300 words or panel proposals with a
separate cover sheet including your name, affiliation, address, phone
number, and e-mail address to:

Jessica DeCoux c/o
English Department
Graduate School and University Center
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Or send proposals via e-mail to Crystal Benedicks at crystalbenedicks@yahoo.com

Deadline for paper and panel proposals is January 10, 2004.

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