CFP: Max Sebald and the European Tradition (UK) (8/31/06; 10/6/06-10/9/06)
"W. G. Sebald and the European Tradition
University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom 6-9 October 2006
Deadline for proposals: 31 August.
For more than thirty years, W. G. 'Max' Sebald taught European Literature
and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia until his untimely
death in 2001. Reluctant to call his work 'novels', he published hybrid
books that meditate upon history, human tragedy, memory, writing and the
inner life. Sebald wrote against the mainstream contemporary novel, in an
unmistakably distinctive voice that greatly enriched European culture. 'W.G.
Sebald and the European Tradition' will provide a unique opportunity to
assess the significance of his oeuvre, not only bringing together several
of the foremost Sebald critics reflecting on the writing, but also placing
his writings in a wider and creative context provided by several special
events. The conference includes the presentation of BCLT's annual Literary
Translation Prizes, the first Sebald Conversation between Hans Magnus
Enzensberger and David Constantine.
For further information and plenary speakers, please see the following
Papers in German and English are invited on the following aspects of Sebald's
writing: Intertextuality; the Creative and the Critical;
Heteroglossia & Multidisciplinarity; Space and Locality; Trauma/Holocaust;
Sebald and Women; Translation & International Reception; Historical
Amnesia; Personal and Collective Memory; Sebald and the Contemporary; the
Gothic/Uncanny & the Other; Sebald and Germanistik; Sebald and
Architecture; Sebald and Photography.
Please send your 250-word abstract for papers in English or German,
including a brief biographical note, no later than 31 August, to Sebastian
Groes at s.groes_at_uea.ac.uk or Jeannette Baxter j.baxter_at_uea.ac.uk, or write
Jeannette Baxter/Sebastian Groes,
W.G. Sebald and the European Tradition,
School of Literature and Creative Writing,
University of East Anglia,
Norwich NR4 7TJ,
Conference organisers: Jo Catling (UEA); Sebastian Groes
(UEA/Greenwich/Birkbeck); Amanda Hopkinson (BCLT); Jeannette Baxter (UEA).
From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
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or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu
Received on Tue Jul 18 2006 - 17:45:07 EDT