CFP: Modernity: The Crisis of Value and Judgement (Romania) (3/30/06; 6/1/06-6/3/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Ioana Luca
contact email: 
luca_ioana@yahoo.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
“MODERNITY: THE CRISIS OF VALUE AND JUDGEMENT”
Bucharest, 1- 3 June, 2006: Literary and Cultural
Studies
Bucharest, 23-24 June, 2006: Linguistics

The Annual Conference of the English Department of the
University of
Bucharest will take place in June, 2006:

1.LITERARY & CULTURAL STUDIES: 1-3 June, 2006
2.LINGUISTICS: 23-24 June, 2006.

The linguistics conference will be followed by the
international workshop Interface Legibility at the
Edge (left periphery), organized by Anna Maria Di
Sciullo (UQAM) and Virginia Hill (UNBSJ), Bucharest,
25-27 June, 2006. For information about the workshop
see LL 17232 on linguistlist.org.
 
Papers are invited in the following areas:

1. Literary Studies
2. Cultural Studies
3. Theoretical Linguistics
4. Applied Linguistics

For the literary and cultural studies conference,
please see topics for orientation in the attached file
(literary & cultural studies).

The conference fee of 1,000,000 lei /100 RON or the
equivalent of 30 euro (to be paid upon arrival)
includes lunch and coffee breaks for two days. A
selection of the papers will be published in Bucharest
University Working Papers/ Bucharest University
Review.

To register, please fill in the form and send it to
the following e-mail addresses by 30 March, 2006:

Literary and Cultural Studies:
bucharest_litcultst_at_yahoo.com
  
Linguistics:
bucharestlinguistics2003_at_yahoo.com
 

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bucharest,

      Prof. Ileana Baciu, Head of English Department
      Prof. Mihaela Irimia, conference organiser

             MODERNITY: THE CRISIS OF VALUE AND
JUDGEMENT (1-3 June, 2006)
                                                      
 (Topics for Orientation)
 
- modernity as the triumph of reason and logic, or the
loss of the mythical path to knowledge?
 
- modernity and/as the drive to mastery:
             - the appropriation of nature
             - scientific-technological progress
             - the gains of precision and efficiency
             - the promise of liberty, equality,
democracy, wealth, security
 
- the socio-historical project of modernity vs. the
individual-biographical perspective
 
- the decomposition of eternity and the advent of
fully-fledged time - victory or defeat?
 
- the Enlightenment and the magic of logic and/as the
Western model vs. other models: modernity or
modernities?, modernity or received values?, modernity
or history recycled?
 
- modernity and emancipation: from the Kantian to the
postmodern vision
 
- scientizing or mythologizing?
                 - late modernity and the clash of
civilizations
                 - the (re)turn of myth
                 - logos and/as technos
                 - how many types of individual and
communal (self-)fashioning
 
- modern empowerment and the axiological predicament
 
- modernity as process and its phases:
                 - period(ization)
                 - retrieval or loss of the past
                 - envisaging the future

THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT, 2006
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM

Name ………………………………………………………………………

Institutional affiliation …………………………………………………….

Address (including telephone number and e-mail)
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Title of paper ………………………………………………………………

Section where you would like your paper to be included
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Abstract (approx. 50 words) ………………………………………………….

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Accommodation (please tick your choice):

Yes, I need accommodation
from ….. to……….
 
 No, I do not need accommodation.
  
    Further information concerning accommodation
(hotels, prices, etc.) will be provided in the second
call for papers.

                
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cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches