UPDATE: The Ethics of Fiction (Spain) (10/1/06; 3/30/06-4/1/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Silvia Martínez Falquina
contact email: 
smfalqui@unizar.es

Dear colleagues:

Here is the second Call for Papers for the Conference on the Ethics of Fiction
that will take place in Zaragoza from March 30 to April 1, 2006. Please note
the extension for the submission of papers; the new deadline is now January
10. We hope to see you all in Zaragoza.

Best,

Silvia Martínez Falquina
Dpto. de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Universidad de Zaragoza
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
c/ Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza
Tel: +34 976762790

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

THE ETHICS OF FICTION IN CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVE IN ENGLISH

IX JORNADAS DE LITERATURA CONTEMPORÁNEA EN LENGUA INGLESA
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Universidad de Zaragoza
March 30-April 1, 2006

Keynote Speakers:
Andrew Gibson (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Patricia Waugh (Durham University)
Gordon Henry, Jr. (Michigan State University)
Sudeep Sen (London and New Delhi)

The 1980s and 1990s witnessed the emergence of what critics have termed
an “ethical turn,” partly produced as a reaction against the cultural
radicalism and relativism propounded by certain ideological conceptions of the
postmodern era. The return of ethical criticism is not, however, a homogeneous
phenomenon. Critics like Wayne C. Booth and Martha C. Nussbaum have led an
attempt to re-introduce the values of liberal humanism associated with Matthew
Arnold and F. R. Leavis in the academia, while J. Hillis Miller, Andrew Gibson
and Christopher Falzon, among others, have made the case for a criticism
informed by a deconstructive ethics.

We will welcome contributions that will focus on the various ways in which
contemporary narrative in English articulates ethical concerns, as they
account for the three basic aspects of the narrative text: writing, reading
and representation.

Suggested topics to explore include (but are not limited to):
 

-An ethical model of theory
-Ethics and literary genre
-Ethics and aesthetics
-The ethos of the text
-Ethics and narrativity
-Ethics and narratology
-Ethics and politics
-Ethics and the articulation of identity
-The ethics of gender
-Ethics in postcolonial studies
-Ethical approaches to indigenous peoples’ studies
-The ethics of academia
 

Three copies of completed papers (max. 2,500 words, aprox. 9 double-spaced
pages, including notes and works cited) following the MLA Handbook for Writers
of Research Papers together with a 100-150 word abstract should be sent to the
organisers. Author information is to be sent in a separate sheet (including
name, filiation, contact address and paper title). New deadline for
submissions: January 10th, 2006

Bárbara Arizti Martin: barizti_at_unizar.es
Silvia Martínez Falquina: smfalqui_at_unizar.es
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Pedro Cerbuna, 12
50009 Zaragoza, Spain

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