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Conference, Uppsala, June 2009

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  • Anthony Pym
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    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 27, 2008
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      > From: Cecilia Alvstad [mailto:cecilia.alvstad@...]
      > Sent: Mon 6/23/2008 2:08 AM
      > Subject: CFP Literature, Geography, Translation
      >
      > CFP Literature, Geography, Translation
      > Uppsala University
      > 11-13 June 2009
      >
      > Literature, Geography, Translation: The New Comparative Horizons
      >
      > Comparative literature is currently undergoing critical changes.
      > Transnational and global paradigms of study are emerging to
      supplant the
      > discipline's earlier Eurocentric framework; circulation,
      translation,
      > postcolonialism and "world literature" have become the focus of
      > overlapping debates which expand the horizon of literary studies.
      > The complexity of these theoretical and methodological developments
      should
      > not be underestimated, however. While "the globe" may be an
      enticing frame
      > of reference, no one, as Gayatri Spivak reminds us, actually lives
      there.
      > Or, as Franco Moretti argues, the concept of "world literature" may
      have
      > have been with us for two centuries, but we still don't know what
      it is.
      > The warp and weft of literature as it is written, read, distributed
      and
      > translated remains the historically dense and often discordant
      experiences
      > of language, places, intellectual networks, and economic and
      political
      > inequities. It is, perhaps, only by continually engaging this
      tangle of
      > specificities that the call for "global" literary studies will
      prevail.
      > The Departments of Literature and English at Uppsala University, in
      > collaboration with the University of Oslo, will host a conference in
      > Uppsala, Sweden, on 11-13 June 2009 on this theme. Papers should
      address,
      > mutatis mutandis, each of the terms "literature", "geography" and
      > "translation" within a transnational frame. Possible panels may
      include:
      >
      > . Notions of world literature from Goethe to Moretti, Casanova and
      Damrosch
      > . Postcolonial translation
      > . Geographies of literary translation
      > . Histories of literary translation
      > . Transnational literary networks
      > . Literature and the circulation of print
      > . The local, the national and the global in literary historiography
      > . Translating genres
      > . Place, space and geography in literature
      > . Translingual aesthetics
      >
      >
      > Confirmed keynote speakers at the conference will be Susan Bassnett
      > (Warwick), Wai Chee Dimock (Yale), Isabel Hofmeyr (Witwatersrand)
      and
      > Peter Hulme (Essex).
      >
      > Proposals for papers (no longer than 200 words) should be submitted
      before
      > 1 October 2008 to one of the three e-mail addresses noted below.
      > Notification of acceptance of proposals will be sent out no later
      than 31
      > January 2009. Please note: the number of participants is limited.
      >
      > A conference website is under construction. More information on
      this will
      > be circulated presently. Queries concerning practical matters
      should be
      > directed to litgeo09@...
      >
      >
      > Proposals and academic enquiries should be directed to one of the
      > following addresses:
      >
      > cecilia.alvstad@...
      > stefan.helgesson@...
      > david.watson@...
      >
      >
      > Conveners:
      >
      > Cecilia Alvstad, Romance Languages, Oslo University
      > Stefan Helgesson, Department of Literature, Uppsala University
      > David Watson, English Department, Uppsala University
    • Anthony Pym
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      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 1, 2008
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        > From: Cecilia Alvstad [cecilia.alvstad@...]
        > Sent: 10/1/2008 11:19:53 AM
        > To: spommer@...
        > Subject: Literature, Geography, Translation deadline today
        >
        >
        > CFP Literature, Geography, Translation
        >
        > Uppsala University
        >
        > 11-13 June 2009
        >
        >
        >
        > Literature, Geography, Translation: The New Comparative Horizons
        >
        >
        >
        > Comparative literature is currently undergoing critical changes.
        > Transnational and global paradigms of study are emerging to supplant
        the
        > disciplines earlier Eurocentric framework; circulation,
        translation,
        > postcolonialism and world literature? have become the focus of
        > overlapping debates which expand the horizon of literary studies.
        >
        > The complexity of these theoretical and methodological developments
        > should not be underestimated, however. While the globe? may be an
        > enticing frame of reference, no one, as Gayatri Spivak reminds us,
        > actually lives there. Or, as Franco Moretti argues, the concept of
        world
        > literature? may have have been with us for two centuries, but we
        still
        > dont know what it is.
        >
        > The warp and weft of literature as it is written, read, distributed
        and
        > translated remains the historically dense and often discordant
        > experiences of language, places, intellectual networks, and economic
        and
        > political inequities. It is, perhaps, only by continually engaging
        this
        > tangle of specificities that the call for global? literary studies
        will
        > prevail.
        >
        > The Departments of Literature and English at Uppsala University, in
        > collaboration with the University of Oslo, will host a conference
        in
        > Uppsala, Sweden, on 11-13 June 2009 on this theme. Papers should
        > address, mutatis mutandis, each of the terms literature?, geography?
        and
        > translation? within a transnational frame. Possible panels may
        include:
        >
        >
        >
        > · Notions of world literature from Goethe to Moretti, Casanova and
        > Damrosch
        >
        > · Postcolonial translation
        >
        > · Geographies of literary translation
        >
        > · Histories of literary translation
        >
        > · Transnational literary networks
        >
        > · Literature and the circulation of print
        >
        > · The local, the national and the global in literary historiography
        >
        > · Translating genres
        >
        > · Place, space and geography in literature
        >
        > · Translingual aesthetics
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Confirmed keynote speakers at the conference will be Susan Bassnett
        > (Warwick), Wai Chee Dimock (Yale), Isabel Hofmeyr (Witwatersrand)
        and
        > Peter Hulme (Essex).
        >
        >
        >
        > Proposals for papers (no longer than 200 words) should be submitted
        > before 1 October 2008 to one of the three e-mail addresses noted
        below.
        > Notification of acceptance of proposals will be sent out no later
        than
        > 31 January 2009.
        >
        >
        >
        > A conference website is under construction. More information on
        this
        > will be circulated presently. Queries concerning practical matters
        > should be directed to litgeo09@...
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Proposals and academic enquiries should be directed to one of the
        > following addresses:
        >
        >
        >
        > cecilia.alvstad@...
        >
        > stefan.helgesson@littvet..uu.se
        >
        > david.watson@...
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Conveners:
        >
        >
        >
        > Cecilia Alvstad, Romance Languages, Oslo University
        >
        > Stefan Helgesson, Department of Literature, Uppsala University
        >
        > David Watson, English Department, Uppsala University
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