From: "Louise Crowther"
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Subject: conference, identity
CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE: 'IDENTITY FORMATION'
WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL 2007
PROF. CHARLES FORSDICK
PROF. ADRIAN ARMSTRONG
SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
CALL FOR PAPERS
This will be the first ever conference to incorporate all the
in the Faculty of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at The
Manchester. This exciting inaugural event aims to be all
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;
Existentialism; Post-Structuralism; Post-Colonialism etc.
2. Diasporic and transcultural
- this could
include the notion of "becoming" identitites; of
identities being interchangeable; the concept of hybridity; and
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
assemblage of parts.
The guest speakers will be the distinguished scholars PROFESSOR
FORSDICK, The University of Liverpool, and PROFESSOR ADRIAN ARMSTRONG,
University of Manchester.
Professor Forsdick, who occupies the James Barrow Chair of French at
University of Liverpool, went to Liverpool in 2001. He previously
at New College, Oxford and Lancaster University where he obtained
doctorate. Before being appointed to the University of Liverpool,
taught for five years at the University of Glasgow.
His research and teaching interests include exoticism, travel
postcolonial literature in French, the francophone dimensions of
postcolonial theory, and the contemporary French novel. He has
published Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone
(OUP, 2005), and is currently working on the links between travel
cultural diversity. His forthcoming publications include
Postcolonial Studies (co-editor, Arnold) and editions of Victor
Essai sur l'exotisme and Equipée (Champion), and he is currently
on representations of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint
At this conference, Professor Forsdick will, amongst other
discuss postcolonial representation and the effects of
migration and travel.
Professor Armstrong completed his undergraduate degree and D.Phil.
Oxford, and spent a year as a Research Fellow in Cambridge before
Manchester in 1995. Since then he has also taught as a visiting
at Cambridge and Lyon-III.
His research centres around grand rhétoriqueur poetry; late medieval
early Renaissance literature; manuscript studies and bibliography; and
influence of book form upon literature. His principal interests
literary, and he has published work on various writers, including
Molinet, Lemaire, Bouchet, and Jean Marot. However, his concerns with
book as object are also linked to literary questions by an interest
text editing, a discipline of fundamental importance for literary
scholarship which is currently eliciting much methodological
Besides a forthcoming edition of Jean Bouchet's Jugement poetic de
l'honneur femenin, a pro-feminist text printed in 1538, he has
collection of occasional writing by the major rhétoriqueur Jean
Belges from the period 1511-1513, with Jennifer Britnell (Société
Textes Français Modernes).
At this conference, Professor Armstrong will discuss how to
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
Postgraduate students are cordially invited to submit abstracts
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
- All citations in both the abstract and the paper should be given
- Abstracts should indicate clearly which of the three panels they
correspond to; please put the title of the panel you are applying to
the e-mail's subject.
- Abstracts must be simply pasted/written into the e-mail and not
as a Word [or other] document. Please also indicate the proposed
for the paper at the start of the abstract.
- Please state whether you will require PowerPoint/an overhead
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.
- Registration is via e-mail. Please send your name, faculty,
and contact telephone number to Michela Baldo at
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Please enter the title 'Registration' in the subject field of the
Registration closes on 25 February 2007.
- Please send a cheque for ten pounds by 25 February 2007 payable to
Ms. Michela Baldo [S3.8]
School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities
The University of Manchester
Registration fees include refreshments, lunch and a reception in
- Enquiries should be addressed to Louise Crowther at:
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Please enter the title 'Enquiry' in the subject field of the
We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and inaugural