CFP: [International] Selma Lagerlöf (UK) (10/31/07; 04/26/08; collection)

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Kristin Ewins

Selma Lagerlöf Conference
University of Oxford
26 April 2008

Novelist and essayist Selma Lagerlöf was the first woman to receive the
Nobel Prize for literature in 1909. From the publication of her proto-
modernist novel of 1891, The Saga of Gösta Berling (Gösta Berlings saga),
to her death in 1940, she maintained a reputation as a distinguished
international writer and thinker. Widely translated, the popular
children's novel, The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (Nils Holgerssons
underbara resa genom Sverige), still accounts for most of her
international fame.
Marking the 150th anniversary of Lagerlöf's birth, we invite proposals
for papers for a one-day Conference on Lagerlöf and all aspects of her
work to be held at the University of Oxford on 26 April 2008. Proposals
of up to 400 words should be submitted by 31 October 2007.
A number of papers will also be selected for publication in an essay
collection under contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, to be
published to coincide with the centenary of Lagerlöf's receiving the
Nobel Prize. The deadline for full-length essays selected for the
collection will be 31 August 2008.
Topics include, but are not limited to: Lagerlöf as novelist; Lagerlöf as
children's author; Lagerlöf's letters; Lagerlöf's memoirs; Lagerlöf in
translation; Lagerlöf and feminism; Lagerlöf and sexuality; Screen
adaptations of Lagerlöf's works; themes in Lagerlöf's works: the home;
love; fable and mythology; autobiography; the construction of the writer;
landscape and nature; war and pacifism; individuality and community.
Please send proposals of up to 400 words to by
31 October 2007.
Convenors: Kristin Ewins (Oxford) and Pernilla Danielsson (Birmingham)

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