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>From:         Jo Catling <[log in to unmask]>
>Organization: UEA
>Subject: Cfp: W G Sebald and the European Tradition conference UEA
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>We are pleased to announce our conference on W. G. Sebald and the 
>European Tradition, UEA Norwich, 6-9 October 2006 (note altered date 
>to coincide with Sebald lecture by Hans Magnus Enzensberger).
>Apologies for cross-postings; please circulate to other colleagues/lists.
>with thanks
>Jo
>
>Dr J M Catling
>Lecturer in German and Comparative Literature
>School of Literature and Creative Writing
>Faculty of Arts and Humanities
>University of East Anglia
>Norwich
>NR4 7TJ
>GB
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>Revised call for papers:
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>W. G. Sebald and the European Tradition
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>University of East Anglia, Norwich
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>6-9 October, 2006
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>Featuring the 12th annual BCLT St Jerome/ Sebald lecture,
>to be held this year at UEA on Monday 9th October.
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>by
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>Hans Magnus Enzensberger
>in conversation with David Constantine
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>
>
>For more than thirty years, W. G. 'Max' Sebald taught German and 
>European Literature, and latterly Creative Writing, at the 
>University of East Anglia until his untimely death in 2001. While he 
>is most familiar in the English-speaking world for his works of 
>prose fiction - hybrid books that he was reluctant to term 'novels', 
>meditating upon history, human tragedy, memory, writing and the 
>inner life - his work as a critic and scholar is less well known. 
>'W. G. Sebald and the European Tradition' will provide a unique 
>opportunity to assess the significance of his oeuvre against the 
>background of German and European literature as well as contemporary 
>theory, placing his writings in a wider and creative context 
>provided by several special events.
>
>This international conference will culminate in the annual BCLT 
>Sebald Lecture on Translation, to be held this year at UEA by Hans 
>Magnus Enzensberger in conversation with David Constantine. 
>Reflecting W. G. "Max" Sebald's many interests, it is hoped to 
>include an exhibition highlighting Sebald's preoccupation with the 
>visual and special sessions with Sebald's translators, conversations 
>with writers, and the possibility of visiting local "Sebald sites", 
>including a walk from Die Ringe des Saturn.
>
>Papers in German or English are invited on relevant aspects of 
>Sebald's writing in this context, including:
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>- intertextuality (Sebald as reader);
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>- the relationship between the creative and the critical;
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>- translation and heteroglossia;
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>- multidisciplinarity and the visual;
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>- history and memory;
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>- space and locality;
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>- migration and displacement
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>- international reception;
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>- the uncanny & the Other;
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>- madness and outsiders;
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>- marginality;
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>- gender;
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>- genre and form..
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>Offers of papers, including a short abstract, should be sent by 
>email to Jo Catling <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] 
>no later than 15 August 2006.
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>
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>For further information, please contact:
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>Sebastian Groes/ Jeanette Baxter,
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>Sebald Conference,
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>School of Literature and Creative Writing,
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>University of East Anglia,
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>Norwich NR4 7TJ
>
>United Kingdom
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>or by email: <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]; 
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>Conference Organisers: Dr J M Catling (Literature and Creative 
>Writing, UEA); Professor Clive Scott (Literature and Creative 
>Writing, UEA); Amanda Hopkinson (British Centre for Literary 
>Translation); Dr Sebastian Groes UEA/Greenwich/ Birkbeck); Dr 
>Jeanette Baxter (UEA)
>
>The conference languages will be English and German; the current 
>interdisciplinary constellation at UEA, with English and European 
>Literature, Creative Writing, and translation under one umbrella, 
>means that we expect to attract a wide audience from English Studies 
>as well as Germanistik/Komparatistik.  
>
>Papers reflecting W G Sebald's affinities with/ relationship to 
>particular authors or aspects of "the European tradition" 
>(understood in the widest sense) are particularly welcome: it is 
>hoped that this focus will be reflected in a subsequent publication. 
>The conference is supported by the British Academy and organised in 
>conjunction with the BCLT at UEA.
>
>Please feel free to contact me directly with any further queries at 
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