CFP: Narratives of First Encounters (France) (6/30/06; 3/22/07-3/23/07)

full name / name of organization: 
F. Regard
contact email: 

=B3Unstable Zones: Self and Other in British Narratives of First Encounters=B2
An International Conference on British Narratives of Exploration

22 - 23 March 2007

Ecole Normale Superieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines
Lyon, France

An international conference on British narratives of exploration, from Drak=
and Ralegh to Fleming and Chatwin, will be held at the ENS in March 2007.
Participants will be expected to meet two major requirements. They should
deal primarily with the pragmatic aspects of first encounters: how self and
other are brought to recontextualize their linguistic, cognitive or
hermeneutic practices in the specific field of action in which the central
moments of interaction occur; particular attention should also be paid to
the textual dimension of the account: how self and other are also produced
through a specific rhetoric, narrative devices, metaphors, etc. The
language of the conference will be English. We are in the process of
negotiating publication of a volume of selected papers on =B3Unstable Zones=B2.

Please send a 300 word abstract through the post to Prof. F. Regard, c/o Ms
Marie Limongi, Laboratoire LIRE-SEMA. Ecole Normale Superieure. 15, Parvis
Rene Descartes. BP 7000. 69 342 Lyon cedex 07. France. Please also include =
short biographical note, your e-mail address, and a regular mail address at
which you can be reached. The deadline for proposals is 30 June 2006.
Participants will be notified before the end of September 2006.

The Ecole Normale Superieure LSH, perhaps better known as the ENS
Fontenay/St.Cloud, relocated to Lyon in 2000. A big city, with its old
centre a World Heritage Site, Lyon is very conveniently situated halfway
between Paris and Marseille; it has an international airport and it is only
a 2-hour TGV ride from Paris.

Looking forward to reading your proposals,
Frederic Regard

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