CFP: [International] NarrativEncounters: New Perspectives on Narration, Feb 15-16 2008, University College Cork, EIRE

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Wendy Wheeler

Call for Papers
NarrativEncounters: New Perspectives on Narration
February 15th-16th 2008
University College Cork

Plenary Speakers: Dr. Paul Cobley (London Metropolitan University), Dr.
Ruth Page (Birmingham City University)

The first international NarrativEncounters conference, entitled New
Perspectives on Narration, will focus on new interpretations and
readings, definitions and valuations, of narrative’s significance to all
branches of critical thought, art and experience. The organisers invite
papers from a wide range of disciplines and interests, possible topics
include, but are not limited to, narrative’s centrality to fiction, film,
theory; history and narrative; queering narrative; metanarratives; visual
art, image, and narrative; narrating gender; spatio-temporal aspects of
narrative; narrative innovation and textual event; system-collapse-
transgressing narrative; staging narrative; cultural transformations of
narrative; narrative and new media; verse narratives; the futures of
narrative forms: e-narratives, television, comics, outsider art, fan
fictions etc.; ‘ideal’ and ‘degraded’ narratives; genre and narratology;
marginality and the limits of narration.

NarrativEncounters encourages the submission of abstracts encompassing
all periods, and areas of research.

Abstracts (max. 250 words) should be submitted to the organisers - Danny
Kennedy, Deborah Mellamphy, Catherine Smith and Dr. Éibhear Walshe at:

Deadline: December 15th 2007

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