Creative Writing and the Legacies of Francis Bacon
A special session at The Enkidu Summer Conference 2008: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions
México City, 3 - 7 July, 2008
Focus for the 5th Edition of this Conference Cycle: "Border cultures, Multi-Culturalism, Diasporas and Cosmopolitanism"
- Deadline for abstract Submissions: 15. April, 2008
- Note: The submission deadline for abstracts for this session has been extended for this session)
- Paper proposals are being accepted in the following languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
- Conference languages: English and Castilian
The Organizing Committee for "The Enkidu Summer Conference 2008: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions" to be held for the fifth time in Mexico City between the 3 and 7 of July 2008 is seeking further panelists for a special session/"sub-conference" dedicated to Francis Bacon (1561-1626) and his writing, that will take place during the Conference.
Students of Bacon, creative writing and the history of early-modern literature and ideas are most welcome to participate.
This session has the title "Creative Writing and the Legacies of Francis Bacon" will consist of a total of four panels, each with 3 or 4 presentations. New interpretations of Creative Writing and The Life and Legacies of Francis Bacon ranging from the predictable to the surprising are encouraged.
This is the first academic conference dedicated to Francis Bacon and his writing to be held in Mexico ever and the Committee is open for creative interpretations and re-interpretations of the theme of the session.
Selected papers from the Conference will be published as part of an edited volume with Spanish and English articles. If you would like your paper to be considered for publication, please submit your full conference paper (a draft for pre-selection - a final version should be submitted after the conference) by 15. June, 2008.
We welcome submissions from all branches of the social sciences, humanities, as well as the arts. Graduate students are encouraged to participate. Papers will be considered on related themes and topics from a wide range of perspectives. Presenters are encouraged to interpret the themes of the conference broadly. Interdisciplinary perspectives are especially welcome.
500 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organizing Committee in English, Castilian, German or French by 15 April 2008. The conference languages will be English and Castilian.
* Paper and panel proposals
500 word abstracts should be submitted to the organizing committee in English, Castilian, Nahuatl, German or French by 15. April 2008. The conference languages will be English and Castilian.
Papers should be of approximately 20 - 30 minutes duration (circa 8 - 10 pages). Other forms of presentation, for instance workshops, panel debates and poster sessions will be considered on request.
* Proposals for panel sessions
Typically, a panel of academic papers should include 3 (maximum 4) speakers and 1 moderator (session chair). Each session will last for 2 hours allowing for 30 minutes for each speaker and a further 30 minutes for questions and discussion.
Proposers should submit:
(1) Session title and a session intro (ca 100 words),
(2) Paper titles,
(3) Abstracts for each paper (500 words),
(4) Short biography for each participant and the panel chair (ca 100-150 words),
(5) Institutional affiliation and address for each participant,
(6) Audio-visual and other technical requirements.
If you would like to propose a panel session, and want assistance in finding speakers and/or a session chair, we can publish a call for papers for your panel session on the conference web site and distribute it in our newsletter. If you have an idea for a thematic panel session and would like us to publish a call for papers on the conference website, please send us a proposal by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Proposals for individual papers
Abstracts are to be submitted by 15. April, 2008, along with the presenter’s name, short bio, address, telephone, email, and institutional affiliation. It is recommended to use the form here, when submitting an abstract:
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