The (Re)birth of the Author. The Construction and Circulation of Authorship in English Culture. Turin (Italy), 24-28 August 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia - University of Glasgow)
contact email: 
fsaggini@unitus.it

European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) 10th Biennial Conference  The (Re)birth of the Author. The Construction and Circulation of Authorship in English Culture.

  • Convenor: Prof. Francesca Saggini Boyle (University of Tuscia / University of Glasgow) E-mail: fsaggini@unitus.it
  • Co-convenor: Dr. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti) E-mail: esoccio@unich.it

 The seminar will explore and theorise in diachronic and cross-disciplinary fashion (literature/culture/language) the flourishing of texts, myths, fictions and afterlives revolving around the cult and culture of the Author. Proposals are sought in the following areas of investigation: portraits, photographs, and other forms of the visual commodification of Authorship (including paratextual materials); biopics, documentaries, and factional biographies; exhibitions, museums, literary societies, fandom, and websites; heritage sites, monuments, and literary tourism; celebrative artefacts, merchandise, toys, and collectible items; public and private events and their remediation (including weddings, funerals, family features, and gossip news). Contributions in the fields of the sociology of reading, cultural migrations, and the new area of celebrity culture studies are particularly welcome.

cfp categories: 
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
international_conferences
popular_culture
postcolonial
renaissance
romantic
theatre
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian