CALL FOR PAPERS
Romance Studies Colloquium on "Storytelling"
Hosted by Montclair State University, NJ
October 1-3 2009
The 2009 Romance Studies Colloquium will take place from 1-3 October 2009 in Jersey City, NJ, across the Hudson River from New York City. The colloquium will address issues related to storytelling across the Romance languages and may include ethical, sociological, anthropological, linguistic, political, literary, or theoretical aspects. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches (painting, architecture, film, performance, photography, theory, cultural studies, and media) are actively encouraged. Papers may focus on any time and place in Romance studies.
Professor Peter Brooks (Mellon Visiting Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University) will present the plenary lecture.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Conversation and community
Griots and minstrels
Storytelling in literature
Languages of storytelling
Memoir and autofiction
Narratives of nationalism
Social theory and fiction
Trials and testimony
Storytelling and education
Proposals for individual twenty-minute papers (300 words in English) or for panels (panel rationale of 100 words, participants, titles, and brief abstracts of 100 words) should be sent in electronic form by 15 February 2009 to Ms. Ashley Hansberry, Colloquium Assistant (email@example.com). Please indicate your audio-visual requirements. Questions may be addressed to Ms. Hansberry or to Prof. Elizabeth Emery at the same address.
A selection of peer-reviewed essays (c. 6,000 words) based on papers given at the colloquium will be published in the journal Romance Studies. [http://www.maney.co.uk/search?fwaction=show&fwid=212]
Please note that abstracts and conference papers must be presented in English, but submissions for publication may be written in English, French, Italian or Spanish.
Local organizing committee (Montclair State University)
David Del Principe
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