CFP: [International] Transformations of the European Landscape (1/5/2009; Lithuania 11/11-13/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Lucia Boldrini
contact email: 
l.boldrini@gold.ac.uk

LITHUANIAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION

Third International Congress of the

RÉSEAU EUROPÉEN D'ÉTUDES LITTÉRAIRES COMPARES / EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR
COMPARATIVE LITERARY STUDIES (REELC-ENCLS)

TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE:
ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN THE SELF AND THE OTHER

September 11–13, 2009 Vilnius, Lithuania

The Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, in cooperation with
Vilnius Pedagogical University and the Institute of Lithuanian Literature
and Folklore, is organizing the Third International Congress of the Réseau
européen d'études littéraires compares / European Network for Comparative
Literary Studies, to be held from September 11–13, 2009, on the topic
TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE: ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN THE SELF AND
THE OTHER.

Suggested themes/topics:

 1. The Changing Cultural Map of Europe.
The changing cultural and literary geography of Europe; newly evolving
relationships between the center and the periphery, between the boundaries
of West, Central and East Europe and adjacent border areas. Cultural
collisions between different areas and the appearance of new cultural
zones. The shifting concept of Eastern Europe. Periphery as a challenge;
traditional and alternative cultural capitals.
Seas of encounter: The Baltic, the Mediterranean, the North Sea, the Black Sea.

2. A Museum of European Images.
Old and new images of Europe; images, myths and symbols which reveal
various aspects of European culture. Displacement and transformation of
images in time. Digital images, museums and archives. Artifacts and
cultural memory. Changing concepts of European history and its innovative
interpretations in art. The importance of historical turning points, such
as war or struggle for independence, for literature and culture as a whole.

3. Narratives of journeys: pilgrim, tourist, spiritual, educational, etc.;
their visual representation in photography, iconography, cinema and other
art forms. The relationship between elite and tourist culture,
manifestations of mass or tourist mentality. The mirroring of exodus and
migration in art.

4. Rhetoric of Identity in Contemporary Europe.
Questions related to the deconstruction of ethnocentric identities. The
many-faceted strategies of including the other in one's own identity.
Rhetoric of identity and the fear of loss. Problems of linguistic identity.

5. Reception of Lithuanian literature and/or culture in other European
countries. Comparison between topics, myths, images of Lithuanian
literature and other European literature.

LITHUANIAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION

Third International Congress of the

RÉSEAU EUROPÉEN D'ÉTUDES LITTÉRAIRES COMPARES / EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR
COMPARATIVE LITERARY STUDIES (REELC-ENCLS)
(REELC-ENCLS)

TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE:
ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN THE SELF AND THE OTHER

Organizing Committee of the Congress:
Prof. Dr. Vilija SalienÄ— (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania)
Prof. Dr. Alain Montandon (Université de Clermont-Ferrand, France)
Prof. Dr. Jüri Talvet (Tartu University, Estonian Association of
Comparative Literature, Estonia)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nijolė Kašelionienė (Vilnius Pedagogical University,
Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, Lithuania)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vytautas Martinkus (Vilnius Pedagogical University,
Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, Lithuania)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aušra Jurgutienė (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and
Folklore, Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, Lithuania)
Dr. Lucia Boldrini (Goldsmiths, University of London, British Comparative
Literature Association, General Coordinator of REELC-ENCLS, United Kingdom)

Coordinator
Dr. Žydronė Kolevinskienė (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuanian
Comparative Literature Association, Lithuania )
tel.: (370 5) 2333 635, 233 06 11, e-mail: llla_at_vpu.lt , zkolevinske_at_gmail.com

Congress Location
T. Shevchenko Street 31, Vilnius Pedagogical University, Faculty of
Lithuanian Philology (Naujamiestis District).

Working languages of the conference: English, French, German.

Presentation time – 20 min.

Registration fee is 50 EUR or equivallent in Litas payable upon arrival in cash
(at the registration of the conference). We are currently trying to get
funding to cover accommodation, meals etc.

Deadline for submission of proposals is January 5, 2009.

The application forms should be sent by e-mail to: llla_at_vpu.lt
or to the following address:

Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association (LCLA)
T. Ševčenkos 31–306
LT–03111 Vilnius, Lithuania
Fax. (370 5) 233 52 99

Papers from the Conference will be published.

LITHUANIAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
&
RÉSEAU EUROPÉEN D'ÉTUDES LITTÉRAIRES COMPARES / EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR
COMPARATIVE LITERARY STUDIES (REELC-ENCLS)

TRANSFORMATIONS OF EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE:
ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN THE SELF AND THE OTHER

REGISTRATION FORM

September 11–13, 2009, Vilnius

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Academic Title

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Please send a completed application form to the congress mailing address by
5 January 2009.
Congress mailing:
Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association (LCLA)
T. Shevchenko Street 31–306
LT–03111 Vilnius, Lithuania
E-mail: llla_at_vpu.lt
Fax. (370 5) 233 52 99

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