CFP: [International] WRITING THE SELF â MODES OF SELF-PORTRAYAL

full name / name of organization: 
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru
contact email: 
bucharest_litcultst@yahoo.com

1st CALL FOR PAPERS

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

“WRITING THE SELF – MODES OF SELF-PORTRAYAL
IN THE CULTURAL TEXT”

The 10th Annual Conference of the English Department of the University of
Bucharest will be held between 5 – 7 June, 2008.
        
Papers are invited in the following areas:
· British and Commonwealth Literatures
· American Literature
· Cultural Studies

Please note that the papers should address the following general topics:
self and authenticity; the (de)construction of the self; self and
(multiple) identities; pathologies of the self; the self in the
information/ consumer age.

Possible topics:

Sources of the self: The developing modern, the emerging postmodern – in
the Republic of modern selves; Cultural battles and the retrieval of the
self; Interpretation and Construction: the self’s
textual/textural/contextual connection
Cultural episodes: Modern culture in the landscape of moral good/ Writing
beyond the moral visions/ Why the escape from history and the self?
Cultural typologies and beyond: Canonical self-portrayals of Western
culture and the writing revolutions; Scandalous romantic selves assessed:
from the new to the radical cultural action; Assessing the (trans)Atlantic
cultural texts in the age of the postcolonials; Writing the everyday self;
Centres, channels, challenges in cultural writing: Techniques of
self-criticism in portraying the (late) modern /post-modern culture;
Writing and re-writing the cultural self as a source for cultural history
and cultural anthropology; Writing the multicultural self in the media.

You are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute presentations or panels
(60 min.) on the above-mentioned topics.
To register, please fill in the form below and send it to the following
e-mail address by 1 March, 2008: bucharest_litcultst_at_yahoo.com

The conference fee of 40 euro (to be paid upon arrival) includes folders,
lunch, coffee breaks and refreshments for two days. A selection of papers
will be published in University of Bucharest Review.

Details about accommodation will be provided in the 2nd Call for Papers.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bucharest,
Assoc. Prof. Octavian Roske, Head of the English Department

The Organizing Committee:

Prof. Irina Pană
Dr. Ioana Zirra
Dr. Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru
Ruxandra Rădulescu, PhD candidate
DragoÅŸ Ivana, PhD candidate

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST

REGISTRATION FORM

Name………….
Institutional affiliation……………………..
Address (including phone number and e-mail)……………………
Title of paper………………
Section where you would like your paper to be included……………………
(please specify whether you need auxiliary material: flipchart, video
projector, power point presentation, etc.)
Abstract (no more than 200 words)……………………….
A short bio (no more than 100 words)……………….
Accommodation* (please tick your choice):

· YES, I need accommodation from…..to……

· NO, I do not need accommodation

*Details about accommodation to be provided in the 2nd Call for Papers.

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