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>From: reddragg [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: 26 November 2002 18:11
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>Subject: Stifter Event
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>STIFTER AND MODERNISM: AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
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>Institute of Germanic Studies, London, 10th-12th December 2003
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>Organisers: Helena Ragg-Kirkby (University of Leeds)
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>and Martin Swales (UCL)
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>Adalbert Stifter has long been viewed as a natural heir to the Great
>Classical Tradition, as the propounder of order as both an aesthetic
>and a moral category. Yet even critics persuaded of this view very
>often detected troubling subtexts in his fiction. More recently,
>some commentators have seen him as an important precursor of modern
>writing (from Kafka to Thomas Bernhard and W G Sebald). In any
>event, his work has lost none of its power, by virtue of its
>extraordinary stylistic provocation, to challenge and unsettle the
>reader.
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>This symposium, held to celebrate Stifter's almost-200th birthday,
>will be the first Stifter event of note in England for nearly 20
>years and, we hope, will contribute to a major re-evaluation of
>Stifter and his writing.
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>Colleagues in Britain and abroad are warmly invited to offer papers
>(in English or German) on Stifter in pre-modern, modern, and
>post-modern perspectives. Proposals should be submitted as soon as
>possible, but in any event no later than 31st March 2003 to: Dr
>Helena Ragg-Kirkby, Department of German, University of Leeds,
>Leeds, LS2 9JT, or by email (RTF attachments are fine) to
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