>Subject: CFP: The Novel: Democracy's Form? (1/31/07; 4/13/07-4/14/07)
>From: Novel conference <[log in to unmask]>
>Call for Papers
>The Novel: DemocracyÝs Form?
>Countless are the novels of the world. So how can we speak of them?
>(Franco Moretti, 2006)
>This is a call for papers for The Novel: DemocracyÝs Form?, a two-
>day conference to be held over the 13th and 14th of April 2007 at the
>University of Sussex. The core purpose of the conference is to explore
>the contemporary status of the novel within the fields of literary
>theory, history and philosophy. We are eager to hear from those
>working on the problems faced when looking at relations between
>cultural forms and history, and relations between cultural forms and
>identity. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary, trans-
>cultural approaches and would, therefore, welcome contributions from
>the fields of the humanities in general, cultural studies and social
>and political thought. We aim to attract an international array of
>contributors to focus and begin exploring the question: is a theory of
>the novel necessary?
>Plenary speakers include:
>Nancy Armstrong, Alex Callinicos, Massimo Fusillo, Richard Godden,
>Abdulrazak Gurnah, Tom Hickey, Declan Kiberd, Michael Levenson, Laura
>Marcus, Francis Mulhern (tbc), David Trotter, Patricia Waugh.
>Papers could be addressed to, but need not be limited by, the
>´ Genealogies of the novel; ancient or modern
>´ The privatization of writing and reading
>´ Theories of the novel and/or narratology
>´ Globalization and representation
>´ Modernity and the novel
>´ The novel as commodity and its markets
>´ The discourses of democracy
>´ The Hellenistic/ Űpre-modernÝ novel.
>´ Migrancy and writing
>´ Misogyny and the novel
>´ Resistance narratives and their appropriations
>´ The Űglobal novelÝ?
>´ The erotic novel
>´ Significant shifts: Modernism, PostmodernismÍ
>´ Divisions within - 1: The novel and its subgenres
>´ Divisions within - 2: the ŰliteraryÝ, the ŰmiddlebrowÝ,
>´ Reading novels ˝ the novel and its publics
>´ Slave narratives
>´ The future(s) of the novel
>Papers should be 20 minutes long. For further details, or to submit a
>proposal of between 200-300 words, contact:
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>www.sussex.ac.uk/english/conference or www.novel-conference.co.uk.
>The deadline for abstracts is January 31st, 2007.
>Dr. Patricia McManus
>Dr. Cathy Bergin
>Dr. Theodore Koulouris
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