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Richard Koenigsberg on Thu, 27 Oct 2005 21:28:51 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> [call] Call for Papers: Cultures of Evil

8th Annual University of South Carolina Comparative Literature
February 9-11, 2006

CALL FOR PAPERS: Cultures of Evil and the Attractions of Villainy

Keynote Speakers: Agnes Heller (New School), Geoffrey Bennington
Alberto Moreiras (Duke)
Special Guest: Edmundo Desnoes (Author and Screenwriter)

In the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda, the arrest of General
Pinochet, the various indictments of Henry Kissinger, the Iraqi war, and
torture, a new internationalized panorama of critique has emerged that
reassesses previous assumptions concerning political ethics. This
conference takes up a central issue of today's post-Cold War world--that
of evil--and explores the
refiguration of the traditional villain. 

As globalization has broadened cultural horizons, scholarly research has
sought to address these new complexities with interdisciplinary
which this conference aims to encompass. 

We welcome proposals for papers and panels on topics that might include
(but are not limited to) the following: Postnational Justice, The Villain
in Literature, Post-Derridian ethics, Representations of law in film and
literature, Globalization and culture, Politics of Performativity, Third
World Cinema, Cuba, New imperialisms, perception of evil in shaping acts
of war and terror, etc.


Please send one-page abstracts for twenty-minute papers to the
organizers at the following e-mail address: 

    CulturesofEvil {AT} earthlink.net

Or write to:  Maria Mabrey, Conference Coordinator
              Comparative Literature Program
              1620 College St.
              University of South Carolina
              Columbia, SC 29208

Deadline for proposals: November 15, 2005.
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