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Fri Nov 19 2010

Confs: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/Tunisia

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        1.     Imen Chouk , RE-Writing Again

Message 1: RE-Writing Again
Date: 18-Nov-2010
From: Imen Chouk <imenhananayahoo.fr>
Subject: RE-Writing Again
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RE-Writing Again

Date: 14-Apr-2011 - 15-Apr-2011
Location: Jendouba (Tunisia), Tunisia
Contact Email: imenhananayahoo.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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