CFP: [International] The Eighth Annual Wenshan International Conference: Literature and Violence
The Eighth Annual Wenshan International Conference
English Department, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
Conference theme: Literature and Violence
Violenceâ€"in the form of justification for it and stricture against it, of
appreciation and fear of it, of gratification and remorse resulting from
itâ€"has always been a vital element of literature and of the culture that
is the shared context in which both literature and violence appear. The
traditional genres of epic, tragedy, and comedy, forms that Aristotle
called â€œimitations of men in action,â€ are in part means of organizing the
representation of violence and/or the threat or possibility of violence.
The Eighth Annual Wenshan International Conference, organized by the
English Department of National Chengchi University, Taipei, aims to
uncover and shed light on the varied facets of violence as it appears in
literature, and clarify the connections between literature and the larger
culture that produces it.
Suggested topics of the conference include:
Aesthetics of violence
Psychology of violence
Rhetoric of violence/ violent rhetoric
Ethics of violence
Scenes of violence (city and elsewhere)
Representations of war
Violence and pleasure
Violence and race
The language of the conference will be English, though there will be a
special session for papers delivered in Chinese, and another for papers
written by graduate students. Paper presentations will be limited to
twenty minutes, plus ten minutes for questions and discussion following
Organizer: Department of English, National Chengchi University
Conference Date: May 9-10, 2009
Conference Venue: National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
Please submit abstracts/proposals of at least 400 words written in either
Chinese or English (without name of the author(s)) via the conference
website at: http://english.nccu.edu.tw/seminar/actnews.php?Sn=6.
The deadline for all abstracts and proposals is November 30, 2008.
1. The deadline for all abstracts and proposals is November 30, 2008.
2. Responses to submissions will be sent no later than January 20, 2009.
3. Complete texts of papers to be presented are due by April 17, 2009.
4. Conference dates are May 9-10, 2009.
Should you have any questions, please contact us:
The 8th Annual Wenshan International Conference Committee
Department of English
National Chengchi University
64, Chih-nan Rd. Sec.2
Taipei, Taiwan, 106
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