THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
5-7 June 2008
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.
and send it to the following e-mail address by 20 April, 2008: firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
The Organizing Committee:
Prof. Irina Pană