CFP: George Gissing: Writing Otherness (France) (6/4/07; 3/27/08-3/28/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Christine HUGUET-MERIAUX
contact email: 
christine.huguet-meriaux@univ-lille3.fr

> > THIRD INTERNATIONAL GEORGE GISSING CONFERENCE
> > "WRITING OTHERNESS:
> > THE PATHWAYS OF GEORGE GISSING'S IMAGINATION"
> > LILLE, FRANCE
> > 27-28 MARCH 2008
> > (Thursday & Friday following the Easter weekend)
> >
> > CALL FOR PAPERS
> >
> > The efforts of scholars in the last half-century have served to confirm
> > George Gissing's ranking among the major writers of fiction of his age.
> The
> > steady flow in recent years of multifaceted comment on his writings
speaks
> > for itself, and the impressive amount of unpublished material made
> available
> > over the last two decades is providing invaluable new clues to his
> artistic
> > practices. Interestingly, Gissing's growing pertinence is not merely
that
> of
> > a leading exponent and translator of late Victorian culture. His art is
> also
> > increasingly regarded as rooted in his recognition of separateness,
> > understood as aesthetic gesture as much as theme. Papers are therefore
> > sought on all aspects of Gissing's contacts and/or confrontations with
the
> > Other, on his receptiveness to and negotiation of, ego-threatening
> novelty,
> > to be defined in a variety of ways: cultural, intellectual, ideological,
> > artistic. Discussions of his (mis-)representation of the defamiliarized
> self
> > in his fictional constructs and personal writings, are also invited: the
> > venue being Lille in France, Gissing's last homeland, papers on the
> > correlative issue of his reading of Englishness and foreignness will be
> most
> > welcome.
> >
> > Advisory Committee: Professor Pierre Coustillas (University of Lille 3);
> > Professor Constance Harsh (Colgate University); Dr Christine Huguet
> > (University of Lille 3); Dr Simon J. James (Durham University); Dr Emma
> > Liggins (Manchester Metropolitan University); Dr Diana Maltz (Southern
> > Oregon University); Dr Bouwe Postmus (University of Amsterdam); Dr John
> > Sloan (Harris Manchester College, Oxford).
> >
> > Proposals (200-300 words), together with brief CV, should be sent to
> > Christine Huguet (Conference organiser) at the following address:
> > christine.huguet-meriaux_at_univ-lille3.fr
> >
> > Deadline for submission of proposals: 4 June 2007
> >
> > Conference Venue and Enquiries: Maison de la Recherche, Université
Charles
> > de Gaulle-Lille 3 (CECILLE Research Centre, University of Lille, with
the
> > academic support of IES, University of London). Conference information
> and
> > registration forms available at:
> > evenements.univ-lille3.fr/recherche/colloque-george-gissing
> >
> >

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cfp categories: 
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