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>From: "Jaroslaw Pluciennik" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Literature, Culture, and Tolerance 
>(Poland) (1/31/07; 5/28/07-5/30/07)
>
>International Interdisciplinary Conference
>
>Literature, Culture, and Tolerance
>(Lodz, 28  30th of May, 2007)
>
>
>Tolerance is a cultural value often associated with such
>phenomena as humanism, pacifism or acceptance of human
>variety and diversity. Such an association has, undoubtedly,
>historical and geographical determinations but, according to
>some contemporary thinkers, this particular relationship
>between toleration and other values might have essential,
>evolutionary dimension. Is there any decisive correlation
>between literature as a medium of culture and toleration? We
>would like to discuss many other questions with a
>multidisciplinary group of scholars of literature, culture,
>and philosophy. We are particularly enthusiastic about
>issues such as:
>-    historical representations of tolerance and intolerance
>in culture and literature;
>-    literature and culture as a crucial test for authenticity
>of values;
>-    literary and quasi-literary justification of tolerance
>and/or fanaticism;
>-    a role of literary and quasi-literary conventions (genres)
>in shaping culture of tolerance (e. g. satire, caricature etc.)
>-    relationship between tolerance and freedom of satire and
>raillery;
>-    relationship between tolerance and liberty; tolerance
>and individualism, tolerance and politeness; tolerance and
>culture; tolerance and dissidents in religion and society.
>
>This list is a proposal and is not exhaustive.
>
>Plenary speakers:
>              Sharon Achinstein (St. Edmund Hall, Oxford)
>              Dame Gillian Beer, (Clare Hall, Cambridge
>University)
>              Wodzimierz Bolecki (IBL PAN, Warsaw)
>              Leszek Koakowski (Oxford, unconfirmed)
>              Lars Loennroth (Goethenburg University, Sweden)
>(unconfirmed)
>              Charles Russell, Director of American Studies and
>Associate Director of the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity,
>Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University, USA
>              Magdalena Sroda (University of Warsaw)
>              Janusz Tazbir (IH PAN, Warsaw) (unconfirmed)
>
>
>              Language of the conference is English and Polish.
>A book of papers from the conference will be in Polish (all
>English contribution will be translated)
>Deadlines:         31st  of October 2006   declaration of
>interest in the conference
>31st  of January 2007  deadline for submitting a brief
>information on the content of  a 20-min. presentations (the
>registration form reaches the organisers)
>              10th of February 2007   confirmation of
>acceptance of
>proposals
>31st of March 2007  deadline for submitting abstracts of 20
>minutes presentations (in English, up to 500 words)
>
>Conference co-ordinators: Prof. Grzegorz Gazda, Assoc. Prof.
>Jaroslaw Pluciennik (tel. + 48 42  617 13 42, e-mail:
>[log in to unmask]).Dr. Irena Hbner;
>Honorary Commitee consists of President of the Institute of
>Tolerance in Lodz, Joanna Podolska.
>Please send your declaration of interest by email to:
>Jaroslaw Pluciennik
>There is direct flight connection to Lodz from London Stansted.
>
>University of Lodz
>Chair of Theory of Literature
>Institute of Theory of Literature, Theatre and
>Audio-Visual Arts
>Palac Biedermanna, Franciszkanska 1/5
>91-431 Lodz, Poland
>tel. +48 42 665 51 33
>Fax: +48 42 665 51 32
>
>
>--
>
>
>Dr hab. Jaroslaw Pluciennik
>	Assoc. Professor
>	University of Lodz
>	Chair of Theory of Literature
>	Institute of Theory of Literature,
>	Theatre and Audio-Visual Arts
>	Palac Biedermanna, Franciszkanska 1/5
>	91-431 Lodz, Poland
>
>e-mail: [log in to unmask]
>    	Work: +48 42 665 51 33
>    	Fax: +48 42 665 51 32
>http://free.art.pl/ktltf/Plucienn.htm
>http://free.art.pl/ktltf/Pluciennik-eng.htm
>

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