Writing the Self



Modes of Self-Portrayal 

in the Cultural Text 



5-7 June 2008

Bucharest, Romania 


The University of Bucharest 

Conference program


Second call for papers 

Keynote speakers

Call for organized panel: Ethnic American Life Writing


Registration form 


Travelling information 












Possible topics: 


Sources of the self: The developing modern, the emerging postmodern – in the Republic of modern selves; Cultural battles and the retrieval of the self; Interpretation and Construction: the self’s textual/textural/contextual connection

Cultural episodes: Modern culture in the landscape of moral good/ Writing beyond the moral visions/ Why the escape from history and the self? 

Cultural typologies and beyond: Canonical self-portrayals of Western culture and the writing revolutions; Scandalous romantic selves assessed: from the new to the radical cultural action; - Assessing the (trans)Atlantic cultural texts in the age of the postcolonials; Writing the everyday self; 

Centres, channels, challenges in cultural writing: Techniques of self-criticism in portraying the (late) modern /post-modern culture; Writing and re-writing the cultural self as a source for cultural history and cultural anthropology; Writing the multicultural self in the media.


You are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute presentations or panels (60 min.) on the above-mentioned topics. Please note that we are still accepting proposals for the Ethnic American Life Writing: Engaging Cultures, Communities, and Individuals panel.

To register, kindly fill in the registration form (click here to download it or use the registration form button on the menu) 

and send it to the following e-mail address by 20 April, 2008: bucharest_litcultst@yahoo.com


The conference fee of 40 Euro (to be paid upon arrival) includes folders, lunch, coffee breaks and refreshments for two days. A selection of papers will be published in University of Bucharest Review.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bucharest,
Assoc. Prof. Octavian Roske, Head of the English Department


The Organizing Committee:

Prof. Irina Pană
Dr. Bogdan Stefanescu
Dr. Ioana Zirra
Dr. Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru
Ruxandra Rădulescu, PhD candidate
Dragoş Ivana, PhD candidate