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International Conference "Literary Canon Formation as Nation-building in Central and Eastern Europe (19th to Early 20th Century)"

Call for Papers for the International Conference "Literary Canon Formation as Nation-building in Central and Eastern Europe (19th to Early 20th Century)" on 3–4 May, 2018 in Vilnius at Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore.

Sharing a common culture is one of the most solid grounds for acquiring a sense of community. During the rise of modern nations, literature had an important role in consolidating national communities and shaping their values, even becoming the medium through which the identity of a national community is formed. Literary works of various genres took part in the collective imagining of national communities. Thus, a constant need in Central and Eastern Europe of the 19th and early 20th century was to define the national literature and form the national literary canon, and it was directly related to the development of national conscience and cultural selfconsciousness. The national literary canon, which would be established and promoted by institutions of education, research, criticism and publishing, would function as an important and influential instrument in creating national cultural identity and shaping historical memory.

The conference organisers await paper proposals on the following topics:

We cordially invite: scholars of literary and cultural studies, historians, sociologists, musicologists, art critics, media researchers, scholars in bibliography and all those who are interested in questioning the national literary canon on theoretical or empirical levels.

An abstract (maximum 200 words) should be sent to literarycanon@llti.lt no later than 20 June 2017. Paper acceptance will be confirmed by 5 July 2017 .

Conference language: English. Duration of talk: 20 minutes. Participation fee: 50 EUR (30 EUR for PhD students; travel and accommodation expenses are not included in the fee).

After the conference, we plan to publish a collection of selected articles.

Organising Committee:

Prof. Benedikts Kalnačs, PhD (University of Latvia, Riga)

Prof. Radosław Okulicz-Kozaryn, PhD (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Assoc. Prof. Brigita Speičytė, PhD (Vilnius University, Vilnius)

Assist. Prof. Aistė Kučinskienė, PhD (Vilnius University, Vilnius)

Assist. Prof. Vaidas Šeferis, PhD (Masaryk University, Brno)

Viktorija Šeina, PhD (Chair of the committee, Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius)

Birutė Avižinienė, MA (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius)

For more information, contact us on our event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/136584323541674.

Pēdējo reizi labots: 26.04.2017 17:15:08