21.4656, Confs: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/Tunisia

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LINGUIST List: Vol-21-4656. Fri Nov 19 2010. ISSN: 1068 - 4875.

Subject: 21.4656, Confs: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/Tunisia

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Date: 18-Nov-2010
From: Imen Chouk [imenhanana at yahoo.fr]
Subject: RE-Writing Again

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 15:31:43
From: Imen Chouk [imenhanana at yahoo.fr]
Subject: RE-Writing Again

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RE-Writing Again 

Date: 14-Apr-2011 - 15-Apr-2011 
Location: Jendouba (Tunisia), Tunisia 
Contact: IMEN CHOUK 
Contact Email: imenhanana at yahoo.fr 

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics 

Meeting Description: 

To rewrite is to write again, to act on a written record from a different  
sensibility, ideology and perspective. Along with the general democratisation  
process that characterises most societies today helped by Globalisation and 
the revolution it brought about in ICTs, the voices which have been up to 
now silenced are making themselves heard. History and knowledge are no 
longer the monopoly of one group, and a whole corpus of established 
canonical textual institutions is being challenged. André Lefevere rightfully 
states that '[a]ll rewritings, whatever their intention, reflect a certain ideology 
and a poetics' (Lefevere 1992b: vii). This rewriting is necessarily 
manipulative of the already written discourse to 'function  in a given society 
in a given way' (ibid.). Whether deliberately or inadvertently, a text is the 
result of self-rewriting, or a rewriting of another text, through inter-textual 
affiliation, or through premeditated attempts at reshaping existing sources. It 
follows that more and more artistic, literary and ideological trends have 
undertaken rewriting with a more conscious and serious attitude, as a way 
to rectify, alter or even contest the canonical authority of tradition.

The construct of rewriting has also gained ground with the common 
agreement among all literary approaches today that the role of the reader in 
constructing meaning is central. We moved from a situation where the 
reader's responsibility lies at best in exploring authorial intention, to a 
situation where the reader is an inevitable partner of the author in 
constructing meaning, and finally to a situation where the author is denied 
any authority over meaning before reading takes place. 

Starting from these assumptions, our conference welcomes scholars and 
writers who wish to contribute papers that embark on  the following issues:
Rewriting and Inter-textual connections.
Rewriting, political reform and/or political repression.
Rewriting history.
Rewriting and correction.
Tradition, authority, and rewriting.
The reader/reader response and rewriting.
Rewriting and empowering. 
Post-structuralism and re-writing
Discourse studies and rewriting.
Linguistics and rewriting
Rewriting, translation and translation theories.
Rewriting and religious authority.
Rewriting in feminist tradition.
Creative writing and rewriting. 
Rewriting and postcolonial theory
Rewriting and religious revisionism

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