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

full name / name of organization: 
Christine Huguet
contact email: 
cemhuguet@hotmail.com

> THIRD INTERNATIONAL GEORGE GISSING CONFERENCE
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> "WRITING OTHERNESS: THE PATHWAYS OF GEORGE GISSING'S IMAGINATION"
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> LILLE, FRANCE
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> 27-28 MARCH 2008
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> (Thursday & Friday following the Easter weekend)
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> SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
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> 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 for itself, and the impressive amount of unpublished material made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.
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> 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).
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> Proposals (200-300 words), together with brief CV, should be sent to
> Christine Huguet (Conference organiser) at the following address:
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> christine.huguet-meriaux_at_univ-lille3.fr
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> or: 477, rue du milieu 62610 Balinghem FRANCE
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> Deadline for submission of proposals: 4 June 2007
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> 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). The website used for the
> conference is
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> http://evenements.univ-lille3.fr/recherche/colloque-george-gissing
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victorian