CFP: [18th] Narrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe (Denmark) (1/31/08; ESSE, 8/22/08-8/26/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Gerd Bayer

Seminar Title: “Narrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe”
Seminar Organisers: Ebbe Klitgård (Roskilde, Denmark) and Gerd Bayer
(Erlangen, Germany)

Proposals are invited for a conference seminar (6-10 speakers) to be held
at ESSE 2008, Aarhus, Denmark, August 22-26, 2008. Further information
about the conference is available at:

This seminar will provide a platform for dialogue between different areas
of English Studies. The goal of the seminar is to analyse how narrative
technique developed from Chaucer throughout the 15th, 16th and 17th
centuries. Panellists should investigate how narrative texts developed
during that time. Papers will address issues like voice, narrative time,
character development, genre, etc., keeping a diachronic approach at the
centre of their readings. Ideally, the panel will stimulate comparative
work across the centuries, reading early modern prose through the lens of
Chaucer and medieval narratives.

Please send 500-word, two-page abstract and short CV by 31 January 2008 to:
<> and <>

or by snail mail to:

Dr. Gerd Bayer
Department of English
Erlangen University
Bismarckstr. 1
91054 Erlangen, Germany

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