UPDATE: [International] WRITING THE SELF: MODES OF SELF-PORTRAYAL

full name / name of organization: 
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru
contact email: 
msdalexuk@yahoo.co.uk

2nd 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.

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Andrei Codrescu (Louisiana State University)
Adding Life, Erasing the Record: Translating and Constructing Identity

Prof. Donna Landry (University of Kent)
Picturing Benevolence Against the Commercial Cry, 1740-1799: Or, Sarah
Fielding and the Secret Causes of Romanticism

Prof. Ioan Panzaru (University of Bucharest)
Post-Ego: Neurosis and Metaphysic Art with Michel Houellebecq

Prof. Bart Moore-Gilbert (Goldsmiths College)
TBA

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. Please note that we are still
accepting proposals for the Ethnic American Life Writing: Engaging
Cultures, Communities, and Individuals panel.

To register, please fill in the form below and send it to the following
e-mail address by 20 April, 2008: bucharest_litcultst_at_yahoo.com
Please note our new conference website:
http://writingtheself.googlepages.com/home

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.

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

The Organizing Committee:

Prof. Irina Pană
Dr. Bogdan Stefanescu
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 indicate your choice):

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

· NO, I do not need accommodation

Please indicate first three choices for hotels (see below), in case of no
vacancy.
1. …
2. …
3. …

Suggested Hotels

· Rembrandt Hotel ca. 76-151 € / night (s) www.rembrandt.ro
· Dacia Hotel ca. 70 € / night (s)
http://www.tourismguide.ro/tgr/hotel_dacia_bucuresti_707.php
· Victor Hotel ca. 55 € /night (s) http://www.casavictor.ro/en/camere.php
· Flower’s B&B ca. 40 € /night (s) http://www.flowersbb.ro/en/index.html
· Academica Hotel (University of Bucharest) 30 € /night

        
Please indicate your availability for:
· Opening cocktail (5 June, 19:00H)
· Lunch Buffet (6 June, 13:00H)
· Lunch Buffet (7 June, 13:00H)
 
Travelling information at:
http://www.otp-airport.ro/www/index.html?&setLanguage=EN

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