CFP: [Medieval] Imagining Antarctica 4-6 Sept. 2008

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Elizabeth Leane

Imagining Antarctica

4-6 September 2008
Christchurch, New Zealand

In September 2008 Gateway Antarctica and the English Programme at the University of
Canterbury, Christchurch, together with the School of English, Journalism and European
Languages at the University of Tasmania, will host a conference examining Antarctica from a
cultural perspective. Drawing on the arts, social sciences and humanities, the conference will
focus attention on the ways we perceive and represent the southernmost continent. This will be
the first Humanities-based Antarctic studies conference and will be followed in 2010 by another
at the University of Tasmania in Hobart. Keynote speakers will include: Elena Glasberg, Christy
Collis, Francis Spufford, Klaus Dodds, Jonathan Lamb and Margaret Mahy.

Papers of twenty minutes with 10 minute question times are invited. Topics might include:

Narrating Antarctica
Antarctica in literature, art and film
Visualising Antarctica
Rethinking the heroic era
Antarctic masculinities
Postcolonial Antarctica
Antarctic spatiality
Antarctic gothic
Antarctic travel
Antarctic disasters
Domestic Antarctica
Environmental Antarctica
Antarctic archives and artifacts
Human-animals relations in Antarctic
The closing date for acceptance of papers is March 2008.


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