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City Peripheries / Peripheral Cities, Helsinki, 29-30 August 2013, cfp deadline 31.3.2013
full name / name of organization:
Helsinki Literature and the City Network, Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies P. O. Box 3, 00014 University of Helsinki
City Peripheries / Peripheral Cities
The conference ‘City Peripheries / Peripheral Cities’ invites papers on new approaches to the study of literary cities, city peripheries and peripheral cities in any historical period or part of the world. See attachment for the conference abstract. The deadline for the call for papers is 15 March 2013. The language of the conference is English. Please send proposals (length approximately 300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org
The keynote speakers are Professor Tone Selboe, University of Oslo and Professor Jeremy Tambling, University of Manchester. Professor Selboe has written extensively on city literature and urban theory. Her latest articles in English include “Home and City in Dickens’s Great Expectations and Flaubert’s L’éducation sentimentale”, and “Virginia Woolf and the Ambiguities of Domestic Space”. Professor Tambling is the author of numerous books on comparativist literary themes including, with an urban focus, Lost in the American City: Dickens, James and Kafka (2001), Going Astray: Dickens and London (2009) and, with Louis Lo, Walking Macao: Reading the Baroque (also 2009).
Papers on subjects including, but not limited to, the following themes are welcome:
City peripheries in pre-modern literature
Particular sessions on literary London, urban dynamics, and Northern peripheral cities have been proposed, and further sessions will be organized on the basis of the final applications.
During the conference, a round table discussion will be held to discuss the development of the network and the possibilities for further cooperation between international scholars in the field of urban literary studies. A peer-reviewed publication on the basis of selected conference papers is planned.
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