Introduction

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October 12, 2013

CFP: Death Sentence

Conference: Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
Place: New York City, New York, United States
Date: March 20-23
Submission deadline for proposals: November 1, 2013
More information: CFP website

Description: »This seminar seeks to consider the death sentence, and its place in theoretical, visual, and literary texts. What does the death sentence tell us of the value of life, or of the conditions of being, human or not? Moreover, this seminar is interested in considering the death sentence as text, or the pre-scribed text as death sentence. And how might one translate a death sentence? This would be a question not only of language, but of laws, jurisdictions, territories, and technologies. In an age of rendition and drones, we can ask if a death sentence is always declared, or if it often remains unspoken.«