International Conference on Worldwide Naturalism in Literature and Film

full name / name of organization: 
AIZEN/Pusan National University

Pusan National University and Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme (AIZEN)

President, Anna Gural-Migdal

Vice-President, Robert Singer

Secretary: Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt

Calls for Papers/Appel de communications

AIZEN/Pusan National University International Conference on Worldwide Naturalism in Literature and Film

The AIZEN® (Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme) and Pusan National University (South Korea) solicit submissions for the jointly-sponsored conference "Worldwide Naturalism in Literature and Film" to be hosted by The Department of English Language Education, College of Education and Pusan National University Film Institute,
Pusan, South Korea October 6-8, 2011.

We invite proposals for original papers, panels of three or four, and special sessions. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Professors, scholars, instructors, and doctoral candidates from the disciplines of naturalist literature and film are encouraged to submit proposals for twenty-minute presentations. Audiovisual equipment will be available in the conference rooms.
The following are suggested topics or panel headings:

*The Reception of Emile Zola in Asia
*Asian Influences on French Naturalist Writers
*Comparative Approaches to Asian Naturalist Texts
*Special Panel: South Korean Naturalism
*Naturalism in Asian Cinemas
*Film Adaptations of Naturalist Novels
*Zolian Fiction as Document/Documentary
*Lesser Known French Naturalists *Migration and Immigration in Naturalist Fiction
*European Naturalism and Neo-naturalism
*Naturalism in Anglo- and Francophone Canadian Literature
*Female Naturalist Writers in America
*Special Panels on American Naturalist Writers:
Theodore Dreiser, Jack London, Upton Sinclair, and Stephen Crane
*American post-Darwinian and Neo-naturalist Fiction

NB: Most papers will be presented in English, but abstracts and papers in French will also be welcome.
Please e-mail your suggestions for panels and/or abstracts with a brief resume to:

Dr. Anna Gural-Migdal, Professor,University of Alberta

Dr. Sang-Koo Kim, Professor Emeritus,Pusan National University
Deadline for proposals: January 31, 2011