CFP: [20th] Authorhip (Denmark)

full name / name of organization: 
lourdes lopez ropero
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Papers are sought for an interdisciplinary seminar on Aurthorhip which
will be held in Aarus, Denmark in August 22-26 2008, as part of the IX
International Conference of the European Society for the Study of English
The conference will take place at the University of Aarhus, Denmark,
August 22-26, 2008 ( Abstracts should fit the
following description:

The notion of authorship has undergone major historical shifts from
classical antiquity to the postmodern critique of the author. But even as
the concept has been questioned by such poststructuralists as Roland
Barthes or Kathy Acker, intellectual property law continues to strengthen
the Romantic model. This seminar invites papers exploring the politics of
authorship and the issues it raises - creativity, originality, tradition,
imitation and its ethics, rewriting, plagiarism, copyright infringement.
Among other aspects related to authorship, we would like to ask the
participants to discuss how such issues are represented in literary and
cultural texts produced in late 20th and early 21st century under the
impact of geopolitical redistributions, demographic rearrangements,
accelerated cultural flows, and new communication technologies.

200-word abstracts should be sent to convenors Christian Moraru,
University of North Carolina ( and Lourdes López,
University of Alicante, Spain (, before an March 1

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