Identity in the face of alterity :the image of the Other in literature and the visual arts in 17th and 18th-century England | cfp.english.upenn.edu
by Jessica C. Murphy
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All kinds of theoretical approaches such as Orientalism, post-colonialism, feminism, historicism, semiology or cultural history are welcome with a view to studying the representation of the other in 17th and 18th century England from many different perspectives.Possible areas for consideration might include, but are not restricted to:
– The presence and/or production of « contact zones » in the words of Mary Louise Pratt between the Self and the Other direct encounters or representations and the significance of such zones.
– The exoticism of the Other local customs, rites, costumes, « folklore »
– The representation of otherness in material culture: exotic objects, objects from the Empire and the colonies, chinoiseries, the Indian and Turkish tastes.
– The issue of territorial identity: foreign lands as opposed to the national territory.
– National identity and political or religious issues.
– The figures of « domestic » otherness gender, classes, regions, etc…
– Otherness and Language: the language of the Other.
– Lending one’s voice to the Other: how to « write », « express » and « stage » otherness.
– Hybridity and hybridation: « the preservation of the Self » as opposed « to going native » in the words of Jonathan Lamb.
Please send your proposals 20 to 50 lines, along with a short bio-bibliographical note, to Vanessa Alayrac-Fielding firstname.lastname@example.org or Mickael Popelard email@example.com before 1 December 2009 the deadline for completed articles is 1 May 2010. Please follow the norms for presentation indicated on the LISA e-journal website http://www.unicaen.fr/mrsh/lisa/presentFr.php?p=1.