IALS 2010 The Semantics of Landscapes
FIFTH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY SEMANTICS
Conference Title: THE SEMANTICS OF LANDSCAPES
DATE: 24th – 28th JULY, 2010
LOCATION: UNIVERSITY OF GENOA, ITALY
CONTACT PERSON: JOHN DOUTHWAITE email@example.com;
Prof. Trevor Eaton (Independent Scholar)
Dr. Ruth Page (Birmingham University)
Prof. Meir Sternberg (University of Tel Aviv)
Prof. Carol Taylor Torsello (University of Padua)
The conference will be organized into two parts. One will consist of panels on specific topics organized by a Chair. The second will consist of individual papers which will then be grouped under broad thematic or domain headings.
THE IALS CONFERENCE WILL RUN BACK-TO-BACK WITH THE PALA 2010 CONFERENCE
Call for Papers
Papers may be of two types.
1. Individual papers. The theme for the 2010 conference is The Semantics of Landscapes. "Landscapes" may, of course, be interpreted both literally and metaphorically. At a literal level, locations such as Liguria and Genoa, to stay close to the conference venue, offer breathtaking landscapes that have inspired artists in the past, but other landscapes may also be treated, and borders may be crossed over, into, for instance, the relationship between the visual arts and visual techniques in writing. At the non-literal level, landscapes may be interpreted on two broad levels. First, the term may refer to portraits of individuals or to social landscapes; themes in this domain can be as broad ranging as identity; alterity; socio-cultural settings and their influence on the individual and on the group; multicultural landscapes; integration and conflict; town and country; East and West; North and South; individual works or individual authors; artistic movements and periods; variations in status, prestige and lifestyle correlated with landscapes; ethos and ideology correlated with landscapes; life styles in urban and rural settings; "selling" the landscape; landscapes and speech styles - linguistic, discoursal, conversational and cultural approaches to speech analysis. Second, landscapes may also refer to all the theoretical approaches deployed by literary semanticists.
Notwithstanding these horizons, proposals are welcomed on other subjects within the remit of the International Association of Literary Semantics.
2. Panels. Invitations are invited for panels. Panels will be thematic. These may include fields such as:
Literary Pragmatics — Discourse Analysis
Reader Response Theories — Poetics — Rhetoric
Literary Syntax — Text Grammars — Narratology
Literary Semiotics — Philosophy of Language
Literary Hermeneutics — Sociolinguistics
Literary Translation — Psycholinguistics
Literary Criticism — Cognitive Studies
Cognitive or Conceptual Metaphor
Literary movements or periods
Abstracts for both individual papers and panel papers should be of approximately 300 words in length, with keywords, and should also include (1) a title, (2) the name, status and affiliation of the speaker(s), (3) a contact email address, and (4) a postal address. An abstract should also clearly state what the research question is and also describe the chosen methodology and the text(s)/data that will be discussed.
Please also let us know if you require any special equipment. All conference rooms have a computer, data projector, and screen.
Papers will be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, with a maximum of 10 minutes for questions.
THE DEADLINE FOR ALL ABSTRACTS IS February 1ST, 2010
Abstracts of INDIVIDUAL papers for the conference must be sent to all FIVE of the following e-mail addresses (in the same mail):
CONTRIBUTORS will be INFORMED OF ACCEPTANCE by FEBRUARY 28th.
The organization of each PANEL will be the responsibility of the CONVENOR (S) of that PANEL.
The panels still open are:
1) Fiction and the Map (coordinator: Daniel
2) Language and the Visual. The Recreation of
Landscape in Artistic Discourse - An (Un)
Attainable Goal (coordinator: Elzbieta
3) Blending Theory and Literary Applications
(coordinator Monika Fludernik)
4) Literary Landscapes and the Reception of
Translations (coordinator: Gabriela Saldanha)
5) Literariness, Aesthetics and Craytylean Pointing
(coordinator Michael Toolan)
Proposals for panels must be sent to all three of the following e-mail addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org Elzbieta Kluczewska (Cracow
email@example.com John Douthwaite (Genoa
The Scientific Committee will examine proposals and post accepted panels on the website.
The Convenor's e-mail will be posted on the website together with the announcement of the inclusion of the panel in the conference programme.
All proposals for contributions to a PANEL must be addressed to the CONVENORS(S) of that PANEL BY February 1st.
Panel Convenors will inform the Organising Committee of their panels by FEBRUARY 20th to ensure timetable feasibility.
The PANEL CONVENOR(S) will inform CONTRIBUTORS of ACCEPTANCE by FEBRUARY 28th.