CFP: Novel and its Borders (UK) (12/31/07; 7/8/07-7/10/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Abigail M. Smith
contact email: 
a.m.smith@abdn.ac.uk

"The Novel and its Borders"

3 day Conference organised by The Centre for The Novel
University of Aberdeen
8-10 July 2008
www.abdn.ac.uk/novelconference/

The novel is not only a literary form occupying a particular generic or
cultural territory, but also an aesthetic, historical and social
phenomenon that represents, constructs, and transgresses borders. The
conference on The Novel and its Borders will engage with the novel in all
its aspects, material and theoretical, from the 18th to the 21st century.

Plenary speakers: Malcolm Bowie, Jonathan Lamb, Terry Castle

Panel topics will include the following:

Genealogies of the novel
Histories of the book
Memory, History and Narrative time
Transatlantic crossings
Travel narratives
Libraries, Archives, Markets
Borders of the mind
Territories of the body, novel sexualities
The novel and translation
The novel and real/imagined communities
The novel and old/new media
Materialities of the novel
Transport of/in the novel
The novel and the city
The novel and the nation
Technology, science and the novel
Realism and its borders (The experimental novel)
The novel and its critical fields (Theories of the novel)

Please send 250-word abstracts for 20-minute conference papers to
novel.conference_at_abdn.ac.uk by 31 December 2007.

Proposals for panel topics with participants are also welcome.

Organisers: Adrienne Janus, Abigail M Smith and Janet Todd

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond