CFP: Conformism, Non-Conformism and Anti-Conformism in the Culture of the USA (Cyprus) (9/1/05; EASA, 4/7/06-4/10/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Jaroslav Kusnir
contact email:

Dear Colleagues,

enclosed in this message you will find our call for papers for the
forthcoming EASA conference. I would like to ask you if you advertise it
through your mailing list,
Thank you very much in advance,
Yours sincerely,
Jaroslav Kusnir, The University of Presov, Slovakia

CFP: Conformism, Non-Conformism and Anti-Conformism in the Culture of the
USA (Nicosia, Cyprus,04/07/06-04/10/06; EASA workshop)

Workshop 2
>From the Melting Pot of "Entropy" to a "Crack-potting" Ecriture

Jaroslav Ku¹nír, The University of Pre¹ov, Slovakia
Dan Horatiu Popescu
University of Oradea, Romania

Some contemporary U.S. authors, loosely known as post-scientific or
crack-pot realist (David Foster Wallace, William Vollmann, Jonathan Franzen,
Richard Powers and others) give a certain critique of postmodern writers
such as Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Robert Coover, or Donald Barthelme. The
status of the earlier generation has changed from "non-conformist" to a
rather conformist one because of the institutionalization and
commodification of their works. This workshop welcomes papers dealing with
various aspects in the poetics of contemporary authors meant to reconsider,
re-write or "creatively" extend the poetics of the earlier generation.
Papers may also explore both generations' distrust of authority and its
manifestations vs. their need, and ways, to organize as well as disorganize
their fictional universe.

Deadline for proposals is September 1, 2005. Short abstracts (proposals) to
this workshop should be sent by e-mail to one of the addresses above, by
fax, or to:
Jaroslav Ku¹nír
Katedra anglického jazyka a literatúry Fakulty humanitných a prírodných vied
Pre¹ovskej univerzity
17.novembra 1
081 16 Pre¹ov, Slovakia
fax: 00421-51-7725547

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