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CFP: W G Sebald and the European Tradition conference UEA

From:         Jo Catling <[log in to unmask]>
Organization: UEA
Subject: Cfp: W G Sebald and the European Tradition conference UEA

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

Revised call for papers:
W. G. Sebald and the European Tradition
University of East Anglia, Norwich
6-9 October, 2006
Featuring the 12th annual BCLT St Jerome/ Sebald lecture,
to be held this year at UEA on Monday 9th October.
by
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
in conversation with David Constantine
 
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:
- intertextuality (Sebald as reader);
- the relationship between the creative and the critical;
- translation and heteroglossia;
- multidisciplinarity and the visual;
- history and memory;
- space and locality;
- migration and displacement
- international reception;
- the uncanny & the Other;
- madness and outsiders;
- marginality;
- gender;
- genre and form..
.
Offers of papers, including a short abstract, should be sent by email to Jo Catling [log in to unmask] no later than 15 August 2006.
 
For further information, please contact:
Sebastian Groes/ Jeanette Baxter,
Sebald Conference,
School of Literature and Creative Writing,
University of East Anglia,
Norwich NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom
or by email: [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]
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 [log in to unmask]
 
 
 

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