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>From: "Louise Crowther" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: conference, identity formation
>
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>
>
>CONFERENCE: 'IDENTITY FORMATION'
>
>WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL 2007
>
>GUEST SPEAKERS:
>
>PROF. CHARLES FORSDICK
>&
>PROF. ADRIAN ARMSTRONG
>
>SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS
>& CULTURES
>THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
>
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>
>This will be the first ever conference to incorporate all the departments
>in the Faculty of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at The University of
>Manchester.  This exciting inaugural event aims to be all inclusive and
>embrace all modern foreign languages; it will treat the notion
>of 'Identity Formation' in literature, art, film and media studies under
>three main themes:
>
>1.	The role of philosophy in the formation of identity:
>
>-	this addresses how the individual acts/forms his identity as a
>result of his philosophical ideas.
>
>-	it could include the philosophical ideas and values of, for
>example, the Enlightenment; the Counter-Enlightenment; Irrationalism;
>Existentialism; Post-Structuralism; Post-Colonialism etc.
>
>2.	Diasporic and transcultural identities:
>
>-	this could include the notion of "becoming" identitites; of
>identities being interchangeable; the concept of hybridity; and the
>effects of migration on identities.
>
>3.	Narrative identity:
>
>-	this addresses the idea of identity as a meaningful narrative
>construction with a sense of time, a plot and a location and containing an
>assemblage of parts.
>
>Guest Speakers:
>
>The guest speakers will be the distinguished scholars PROFESSOR CHARLES
>FORSDICK, The University of Liverpool, and PROFESSOR ADRIAN ARMSTRONG, The
>University of Manchester.
>Professor Forsdick, who occupies the James Barrow Chair of French at the
>University of Liverpool, went to Liverpool in 2001. He previously studied
>at New College, Oxford and Lancaster University where he obtained his
>doctorate. Before being appointed to the University of Liverpool, he
>taught for five years at the University of Glasgow. 
>His research and teaching interests include exoticism, travel literature,
>postcolonial literature in French, the francophone dimensions of
>postcolonial theory, and the contemporary French novel.  He has recently
>published Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures
>(OUP, 2005), and is currently working on the links between travel and
>cultural diversity.  His forthcoming publications include Francophone
>Postcolonial Studies (co-editor, Arnold) and editions of Victor Segalen's
>Essai sur l'exotisme and Equipée (Champion), and he is currently working
>on representations of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture.
>At this conference, Professor Forsdick will, amongst other subjects,
>discuss postcolonial representation and the effects of displacement,
>migration and travel.
>
>Professor Armstrong completed his undergraduate degree and D.Phil. at
>Oxford, and spent a year as a Research Fellow in Cambridge before joining
>Manchester in 1995. Since then he has also taught as a visiting lecturer
>at Cambridge and Lyon-III. 
>
>His research centres around grand rhétoriqueur poetry; late medieval and
>early Renaissance literature; manuscript studies and bibliography; and the
>influence of book form upon literature.  His principal interests are
>literary, and he has published work on various writers, including Villon,
>Molinet, Lemaire, Bouchet, and Jean Marot. However, his concerns with the
>book as object are also linked to literary questions by an interest in
>text editing, a discipline of fundamental importance for literary
>scholarship which is currently eliciting much methodological reflection.
>Besides a forthcoming edition of Jean Bouchet's Jugement poetic de
>l'honneur femenin, a pro-feminist text printed in 1538, he has co-edited a
>collection of occasional writing by the major rhétoriqueur Jean Lemaire de
>Belges from the period 1511-1513, with Jennifer Britnell (Société des
>Textes Français Modernes).
>
>At this conference, Professor Armstrong will discuss how to successfully
>pursue a career in academia as a postgraduate student and will address
>issues of learning and teaching within higher education.
>
>Please join us for an exploration of this compelling subject of identity
>formation. 
>Postgraduate students are cordially invited to submit abstracts relating
>to one of the three aforementioned panel subjects.
>
>
>
>Guidelines for Abstracts and Papers
>
>Please follow these instructions carefully:
>
>- Abstracts [and papers] should be in English and no longer than 150
>words. 
>
>- All citations in both the abstract and the paper should be given in
>English.
>
>- Abstracts should indicate clearly which of the three panels they
>correspond to; please put the title of the panel you are applying to as
>the e-mail's subject. 
>
>- Abstracts must be simply pasted/written into the e-mail and not attached
>as a Word [or other] document.  Please also indicate the proposed title
>for the paper at the start of the abstract.
>
>- Please state whether you will require PowerPoint/an overhead projector
>for your paper.
>
>- The papers are to be 20 minutes in length and no longer, with
>approximately 10 minutes for questions.
>
>- Abstracts should be sent to [log in to unmask]
>
>- The submission deadline is 15 January 2007.
>
>Conference Registration:
>
>- Registration is via e-mail.  Please send your name, faculty, institution
>and contact telephone number to Michela Baldo at
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>Please enter the title 'Registration' in the subject field of the e-mail.
>Registration closes on 25 February 2007.
>
>- Please send a cheque for ten pounds by 25 February 2007 payable to the
>following address:
>
>Ms. Michela Baldo [S3.8]
>School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
>Faculty of Humanities
>The University of Manchester
>Oxford Rd.
>Manchester
>M13 9PL
>
>Registration fees include refreshments, lunch and a reception in the
>evening.
>
>- Enquiries should be addressed to Louise Crowther at:
>[log in to unmask]
>Please enter the title 'Enquiry' in the subject field of the e-mail.
>
>We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and inaugural event. 
>
>Louise Crowther

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