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"Small World: Campus Fiction – Insular or Global?" Seminar; June 5-7, Bucharest, Romania
full name / name of organization:
The English Department of the University of Bucharest, Romania/The Institute of English, German and Communication Studies, Koszalin University of Technology
"Small World: Campus Fiction – Insular or Global?" Seminar
The aim of the seminar is to take a closer look at various aspects of academic fiction with a particular focus on what is beyond the well-established canon. Thus, we invite papers on a variety of themes, not entirely excluding British and American fiction, but concerned predominantly with regional representations of the academy in literature and/or the way the Anglo-American canon has influenced them. We invite diverse approaches to the seminar theme, particularly welcoming papers dealing with:
Possible topics include:
A seminar organized as part of the the 16th annual conference of the English Department University of Bucharest, Romania, in collaboration with the Institute of English, German and Communication Studies, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland*
Presentations should be in English, and will be allocated 20 minutes each, plus 10 minutes for discussion. Prospective participants are invited to submit abstracts of maximum 200 words in Word format. Proposals should include title of paper, name and institutional affiliation, a short bio (no more than 100 words), and e-mail address.
Papers presented at the seminar may be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed volume of proceedings.
Conference fee: 50 Euro (or equivalent in Romanian Lei)
Please send proposals (and enquiries) to the following e-mail address:
Further details about the Conference can be found at http://www.unibuc.ro/depts/limbi/literatura_engleza/conferinte.php
We look forward to welcoming you in Bucharest.
Lidia Vianu, University of Bucharest
* The seminar is part of a project which started in Vienna (Academic Fiction in Anglo-American Perspective, 10-11 September 2013), and was continued in Greifswald (Changing Places: Der (Post-)Moderne Universitätsroman in der Anglo-Amerikanischen und in der Deutschsprachigen Tradition, 29 November-1 December 2013).