To mark the close of the three-year Nordforsk funded project on Literary Transculturation an international conference open to all interested will be hosted by the University of Bergen, Norway, 31.08 -02.09 2012.
PAPERS OR PANELS (OF THREE) ARE INVITED ON TOPICS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
• Theories and methodologies of transculturalism
• The aesthetics of literary transculturation
• Memory and storytelling
• Identity and border-crossing
• Transcultural v.postcolonial
• Translated identities and cultures
• Place and dislocation
• Configurations of belonging and identity
• Mismatching perspectives
• Transcultural indigeneity
Dominica Dipio (Uganda):
"Negotiating Transcultural Identities in African Literature: Timothy Wangusa's Upon This Mountain and Ngugi wa Thiongo's The River Between."
Norma Klahn (U.S):
“Re-Plotting Border Imaginaries: A Tale of Two Cities”
Ato Quayson (Canada):
"Periods vs. Concepts: Space-making and the Question of Postcolonial Literary History"
Richard Rodriguez (U.S.):
"After the Border Wall is Built"
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS OF UP TO 300 WORDS: APRIL 11TH, 2012.
All abstracts should be submitted to Anne.Ronning@if.uib.no
REGISTRATION FEE (non-network members): €150/NOK1500 (registration form can be downloaded from conference website at http://www.uib.no/rg/nnlts/projects/conference-transculturation-and-aesthetics.
The fee includes lunch and coffee breaks all days, reception Friday, and conference dinner Saturday.
ACCOMMODATION: The conference takes place at historical Hotel Grand Terminus. Please make room reservations directly at
THE CONFERENCE STARTS at 10.am August 31st, and ends 4.p.m. Sunday afternoon. The City of Bergen will host a reception for the conference participants at historical Schøtt stuene, 7 pm Friday evening.
For further questions please contact Anne.Ronning@if.uib.no or firstname.lastname@example.org
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