CFP: Max Sebald and the European Tradition (UK) (8/31/06; 10/6/06-10/9/06)

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"W. G. Sebald and the European Tradition

University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom 6-9 October 2006

Deadline for proposals: 31 August.

For more than thirty years, W. G. 'Max' Sebald taught European Literature
and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia until his untimely
death in 2001. Reluctant to call his work 'novels', he published hybrid
books that meditate upon history, human tragedy, memory, writing and the
inner life. Sebald wrote against the mainstream contemporary novel, in an

unmistakably distinctive voice that greatly enriched European culture. 'W.G.
Sebald and the European Tradition' will provide a unique opportunity to
assess the significance of his oeuvre, not only bringing together several

of the foremost Sebald critics reflecting on the writing, but also placing
his writings in a wider and creative context provided by several special

events. The conference includes the presentation of BCLT's annual Literary
Translation Prizes, the first Sebald Conversation between Hans Magnus

Enzensberger and David Constantine.

For further information and plenary speakers, please see the following


Papers in German and English are invited on the following aspects of Sebald's
writing: Intertextuality; the Creative and the Critical;

Heteroglossia & Multidisciplinarity; Space and Locality; Trauma/Holocaust;
Sebald and Women; Translation & International Reception; Historical

Amnesia; Personal and Collective Memory; Sebald and the Contemporary; the
Gothic/Uncanny & the Other; Sebald and Germanistik; Sebald and

Architecture; Sebald and Photography.

Please send your 250-word abstract for papers in English or German,
including a brief biographical note, no later than 31 August, to Sebastian

Groes at or Jeannette Baxter, or write

Jeannette Baxter/Sebastian Groes,

W.G. Sebald and the European Tradition,

School of Literature and Creative Writing,

University of East Anglia,

Norwich NR4 7TJ,

United Kingdom.

Conference organisers: Jo Catling (UEA); Sebastian Groes
(UEA/Greenwich/Birkbeck); Amanda Hopkinson (BCLT); Jeannette Baxter (UEA).

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