CFP: Time and Memory in Narrative (12/2/05; collection)

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Call for Papers: Time and Memory in Narrative

Proposals are invited for a collection of essays entitled Time and Memory
in Narrative. Papers may address any aspect of the representation of time
and memory in narrative. Philosophical and theoretical perspectives are
encouraged, which may be tested through application to one or several
narrative texts.

Topics may include, but are not restricted to: linear versus non-linear
representations of time in narrative; competing theories of time (cyclic,
static, sequential, etc.) and the challenges they pose to narrative
representations of memory; the relationship of being, selfhood or
consciousness to time and memory as manifested in narrative; the narrative
presentation of memories and their relation to biography, the real, truth
or known facts; the contribution of memory and/or narrative temporality to
the construction or representation of character; and the relationship
between memory and/or temporal sequence and narrative structure.

Interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches are encouraged, as are
comparative approaches to literature and to genre. Suggested philosophers
and theorists who may be referenced include, but are not limited to:
Aristotle, Barthes, Bergson, Derrida, Einstein, Genette, Hegel, Heidegger,
Husserl, Kant, McTaggart, Ricoeur.

Please send 300-word abstracts as a Word attachment to Karl Simms
(University of Liverpool) at, and to Shilpa
Venkatachalam (University of Nottingham) at, to
arrive no later than Friday, 2nd December 2005. Decisions on successful
proposals will be made no later than 31st December. Completed papers (6,000
- 8,000 words) will be due 24th April 2006.

Dr Karl Simms
School of English
Modern Languages Building
University of Liverpool
Chatham Street
Liverpool L69 7ZR
Fax: 0151 794 2730

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