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Selma LagerlÃ¶f Conference
University of Oxford
26 April 2008
Novelist and essayist Selma LagerlÃ¶f 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 GÃ¶sta Berling (GÃ¶sta 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
Marking the 150th anniversary of LagerlÃ¶f's birth, we invite proposals
for papers for a one-day Conference on LagerlÃ¶f 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 LagerlÃ¶f'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: LagerlÃ¶f as novelist; LagerlÃ¶f as
children's author; LagerlÃ¶f's letters; LagerlÃ¶f's memoirs; LagerlÃ¶f in
translation; LagerlÃ¶f and feminism; LagerlÃ¶f and sexuality; Screen
adaptations of LagerlÃ¶f's works; themes in LagerlÃ¶f'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 selmalagerlof_at_ell.ox.ac.uk by
31 October 2007.
Convenors: Kristin Ewins (Oxford) and Pernilla Danielsson (Birmingham)
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