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MEĐUNARODNA NAUČNA KONFERENCIJA

SARAJEVSKI FILOLOŠKI SUSRETI 5

(SARAJEVO, 20–22. SEPTEMBRA/RUJNA 2018)

Poziv za učešće
Sarajevski filološki susreti jesu međunarodna naučna konferencija čiji je organizator Bosansko filološko društvo u Sarajevu. Riječ je o naučnom skupu iz oblasti filologije, tj. lingvistike i nauke o književnosti, koji se održava svake druge godine u
Sarajevu. Prvi Sarajevski filološki susreti održani su 2010. godine. U radu dosadašnjih
konferencija (ukupno četiri) učestvovalo je više od 300 istraživača iz desetak evropskih
zemalja.
Sarajevski filološki susreti 5 bit će posvećeni sljedećim temama:
I. Lingvistika
1.
Jezik i promjene
Inovativnost u jeziku / jezičke inovacije
2.
Gramatika, semantika i pragmatika glagola
II. Nauka o književnosti
Književnost nakon imperije
Ideologija, masa i moć
Književne paradigme ranog 20. stoljeća
Raspad Austro-Ugarske i nastanak Jugoslavije u književnosti
Sarajevski filološki susreti 5
održat će se
od
20. do 22. septembra 2018. godine
u Sarajevu.
Uz bosanski jezik, radni su jezici konferencije
i
svi drugi slavenski jezici
te
engleski jezik.
Prijave za učešće na konferenciji podnose se na jeziku konferencijskog izlaganja
isključivo putem
elektronskog prijavnog obrasca
koji ste dobili uz ovaj poziv, na
adresu
sarajevski.filoloski.susreti@gmail.com, najkasnije do
30. aprila 2018. godine.
Učesnici konferencije sami snose putne troškove te troškove boravka u Sarajevu.
Organizator će učesnicima pružiti pomoć i poslati sve potrebne
obavijesti u vezi sa smještajem i boravkom u Sarajevu. Učesnici konferencije bit će uredno obavještavani i o drugim pojedinostima važnim za njihov boravak u Sarajevu i učešće na konferenciji.
Kotizacija za učešće na konferenciji iznosi 80 KM (40 eura), a za doktorande 40 KM (20 eura). Kotizacija se plaća prilikom registracije prvoga dana konferencije.
Plaćanjem kotizacije učestvujete u pokrivanju troškova konferencije te pripreme i
štampanja zbornika radova.
Preliminarni program konferencije bit će dostupan najkasnije do
15. augusta 2018. godine, dok će konačni program konferencije učesnici dobiti najkasnije do 1. septembra 2018. godine.
Prihvaćena konferencijska izlaganja bit će objavljena u zasebnom
zborniku konferencijskih radova u izdanju Bosanskoga
filološkog društva. Konačne verzije
konferencijskih izlaganja namijenjene objavljivanju u
zborniku radova trebaju biti
dostavljene u elektronskom obliku na adresu elektronske pošte
sarajevski.filoloski.susreti@gmail.com
najkasnije do
31. augusta 2019. godine.
Cjelovite upute za oblikovanje konačnih verzija konferencijskih izlaganja namijenjenih objavljivanju u
zborniku dostupne su na internetskoj stranici organizatora
www.bfd.ba.
Za sve dodatne
obavijesti
i pojašnjenja potrebno je obratiti se na adresu
elektronske pošte
sarajevski.filoloski.susreti@gmail.com.
Predsjednica Organizacionog odbora
Doc. dr. Ksenija Kondali
Sekretar Organizacionog odbora
Azra Hodžić-Čavkić
Organizacioni odbor
Doc. dr. Halid Bulić
Doc. dr. Munir Drkić
Prof. dr. Adnan Kadrić
Prof. dr. Sanjin Kodrić
Doc. dr. Ksenija Kondali
Prof. dr. Munir Mujić
Prof. dr. Ismail Palić
Prof. dr. Vahidin Preljević

6th Annual CAAS American Studies Workshop, Zadar, Croatia, 15-16 June 2018

Representations of Age and Ageing in American Culture
Croatian Association for American Studies (CAAS) announces a Call for Papers for the 6th Annual Workshop in American Studies to be held in Zadar, Croatia, 15-16 June 2018.
This year’s topic of the CAAS American Studies workshop focuses on representations of age and ageing in American society and culture. Acknowledging trends such as the “massification of old age,” “longevity revolution” (Butler), and the changing demographics of the Western societies, we ask the presenters to address a plethora of issues that encapsulate our society’s attitudes to age, to ageing, to ages of man, to bodily and mental changes pertaining to different ages, and to cultural assumptions and misconceptions attending to different ages (young, middle, old). How do the humanities and social sciences, and literary and cultural texts in particular, address the transformations—mental, social, bodily, health/medical, cognitive, emotional, economic—accompanying the processes of senescence? How do the race, class, and gender factors, separately or in conjunction, inflect the process of ageing? Welcoming comparatist approaches to the set topic, we hope to receive inquiries and research into cultural specificities of age and ageing in different societies. We conceive of the topic in broad interdisciplinary terms, working at the intersection of American studies, ageing studies, medical humanities, literary gerontology, the corporeal turn, studies of affect and emotions, and the like, and thus invite proposals touching on any of these fields. In short, we pose the underlying question: how is “age identity constructed in literature and in society, for both young and old” (Maierhofer)?
We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker is Prof. Dr. Roberta Maierhofer (University of Graz), a renowned ageing studies and American studies scholar.
More particular concerns should address the following broadly devised topics, among others:
American cultural attitudes to age and ageing
Ageing, individualism, interdependence in American culture
Age and ageing in a historical perspective
Gendered narratives of age and ageing
Race and age/ ageing
Class-based narratives of age and ageing
Ageing and (re)distribution of resources
Age/ ageing and consumer culture, leisure and cultural industries
Age-appropriate/ age-related emotions?
Ageing and creativity (Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Don DeLillo…)
The genre of pathography (illness memoirs/ autobiography) and the medicalization of the ageing body
Age-centered literary genres: the Bildungsroman, the sentimental novel, the domestic novel, memoirs…
Deadline for the submission of proposals is March 31, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by April 15, 2018.
Please send your proposals of no more than 300 words, and a short bio, by March 31, 2018 to all of the following addresses: jsesnic@ffzg.hr; mlukic@unizd.hr; scvek@ffzg.hr . Please note that each presentation is allotted 15 minutes of talk time, followed by discussion.
Registration and payment deadline: May 30, 2018.
Workshop fee: 300 HRK (40 euros)
Workshop fee for non-waged participants (students, postdocs, etc.): 150 HRK (20 euros)
For CAAS and AASSEE members, their annual membership fee is the equivalent of the workshop fee.
For additional information, please check the CAAS web site regularly at: http://www.huams.hr/ .
The Organizing Committee

The XIV International Conference on Anglo-American Literary Studies Nikšić, Montenegro, June 28-29, 2017

RECLAIMING / RENAMING HISTORIES

Dear colleagues,
The aim of our conference is to discuss the processes of how we claim and reclaim our histories, reconstruct them, name and rename them, how social and political discourses work, how our memory works. We don’t only seek the papers that deal with national histories, but also WITH those individual stories, as presented in the works of literature, art, and cultural performance in general. We are mostly interested in the works developed in English speaking countries. However, for the purpose of comparison of how individuals and groups manage these issues in the globalized world, we will also welcome papers dealing with other communities.
We are honoured to announce that our key-note lecturer will be artist and Professor LeAnne Howe, from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
Abstracts of up to 300 words, including the author’s name, affiliation, and email, should be sent to Marija Krivokapić (marija13a@gmail.com) or Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević (alexmontenegro@t-com.me). The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018.
The conference fee is 80 euros payable upon registration. It includes conference material, the book of abstracts, refreshments, conference dinner and an excursion.
For more information on the conference, please visit: www.nicells.ac.me.
Should you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For the Organizing Committee,
Dr. Marija Krivokapić
Dr. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević

For the Academic Committee,
Dr. Janko Andrijašević, University of Montenegro
Dr. Boris Berić, University of Osijek, Croatia
Dr. Mirjana Daničić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Allison Hedge Coke, University of Riverside, California, USA
Dr. Aleksandra V. Jovanović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Amela Lukač Zoranić, International University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
Dr. Marija Krivokapić, University of Montenegro
Dr. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević, University of Montenegro
Dr. Armela Panajoti, University of Vlore, Albania
Dr. Petar Penda, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Timothy Petete, University of Central Oklahoma, USA
Dr. Sanja Runtić, University of Osijek, Croatia
Dr. Nina Sirković, University of Split, Croatia
Dr. Robert Sullivan, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Bavjola Shatro, Aleksander Moisiu University, Albania

Third International Conference on English Language, Literature, Teaching and Translation Studies (CELLTTS)

Living, Reading, Teaching and Translating in a World Dominated by the Culture of War and War of Cultures

The Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, is pleased to announce its 3rd International Conference on English Language, Literature, Teaching and Translation Studies (CELLTTS) which will take place on September 28-29, 2018. For the third time we invite scholars and experts in their respective fields of research to Sarajevo to present and discuss their research findings and exchange experience and ideas with their colleagues from the region and the world.
The approaching Centenary (1918-2018) of the Armistice which ended the First World War sadly reminds us that peace is an empty signifier, a phantom or a beautiful illusion that remains out of reach. The past hundred years of violent conflicts have changed the world we live in out of recognition, while the discourse of conflict has become firmly entrenched even within academia in the form of the so called “culture wars” fought in the various branches of the humanities. Why do humanities matter in a world in which the label “post-conflict” has become a synonym for peace? What is the role of media in times of war and post-war transition? What is it like to teach (English) language/literature/history/culture in a post-conflict society? How is war represented in literature? What are the ways to study language as the site and reflection of wars, agony and revolutions? How can trauma studies and a culture of remembrance help us understand and accept what was meant to be suppressed and unacknowledged? Finally, how are we to cope with the challenge of living the humanities in time of wars?
It is these and related topics that we intend to examine as closely as possible at this year’s conference and we invite researchers and scholars working in the broad area of Anglo-American studies to submit abstracts for oral presentations based on the (non-exhaustive) list of areas of interest below:

Phonetics/Phonology
Morphology
Syntax
Sociolinguistics
Semantics
Pragmatics
Cognitive Linguistics
(Critical) Discourse Analysis
Stylistics
Semiotics
Psycholinguistics
History of English
Contrastive Analysis
Corpus Linguistics
Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language
Language Acquisition
Translation Studies
Interpretation Studies
Literary Theory/ Literary Criticism/ Literary History
Cultural Studies

Venue: Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo
The conference language is English. The presenters are required to restrict their presentations to 15 minutes.

Submission guidelines
Abstracts within 200–250 words should be submitted here,
or sent electronically as email attachments (using application form) in Microsoft Word for Windows (.doc or .docx formats) to the Conference’s email address: celltts@ff.unsa.ba, with the word ‘Abstract’ as the subject.
Abstracts will be evaluated according to the originality of the theme, clear methodology and theoretical framework, and scholarly contribution of the research.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 15 April 2018
Deadline for the notification of acceptance: 1 May 2018

Registration fee:
Regular: 60 euros (EUR), or 120 Bosnian convertible marks (BAM) (bank transfer fees are to be paid by the participants or will be charged at the conference; on-site registration is an option)
Early bird registration fee: 50 euros (EUR), or 100 Bosnian convertible marks (BAM)
Registration fee for students from BiH: 30 euros (EUR), or 60 Bosnian convertible marks (BAM)
Early bird registration fee for students from BiH: 20 euros (EUR), or 40 Bosnian convertible marks (BAM)

Deadline for early bird registration: 1 September 2018

The fee covers organisational costs, conference pack, refreshments during coffee breaks, and buffet lunch on 28 and 29 September. After the Conference, a refereed selection of papers will be published as a book of proceedings.
Please visit the conference website for more information.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Sarajevo!
Organizing Committee
Dr. Sanja Šoštarić
Dr. Amira Sadiković
Dr. Ifeta Čirić-Fazlija
Dr. Larisa Kasumagić-Kafedžić
Dr. Selma Đuliman
Dr. Nejla Kalajdžisalihović
Dr. Merima Osmankadić
Dr. Lejla Mulalić
Dr. Melisa Okičić
Alma Žero, MA
Nermina Čordalija, MA

Programme Committee
Dr. Snežana Bilbija
Dr. Srebren Dizdar
Dr. Nedžad Leko
Dr. Sanja Šoštarić
Dr. Amira Sadiković
Dr. Larisa Kasumagić-Kafedžić
Dr. Merima Osmankadić
Dr. Ifeta Čirić-Fazlija
Dr. Lejla Mulalić

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND EMOTIONS

The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Seventh International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 18–19 May 2018.

For the seventh issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather academics and professionals whose research focuses on and contributes to the conference topic: LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND EMOTIONS
Anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise, and numerous fine nuances derived from these basic emotions make part of our everyday experience, which is perhaps why we tend not to give them too much serious thought. They make such a substantial and inseparable portion of our lives that we forget that they are also linguistically expressed (or silenced), artistically performed (or disregarded), and (dis)articulated discursively, visually, and textually. The Language, Literature, and Emotions conference will address the significance and construction of the broad, perhaps indefinable, range of emotions in human culture. While such an ample scope indubitably requires more research than a single conference can provide, the aim of this edition is to present at least some empirical and theoretical views on emotions across arts and humanities. Within the broad scope of this topic and with your participation and collaboration, we shall attempt to look into the issues such as:
·  Historical, theoretical, and interdisciplinary approaches to the representation of different emotions in literature, theatre, and film
·  Emotions aroused in the audiences by works of fiction or art; the responses of interpretative communities to texts
·  Affective filters and strategies in language learning
·  Conceptualization and expression of emotions in different languages
·  The relationship between culture and emotions; ways of communicating and translating emotions
·  Conveying emotions in traditional and modern art and performance
·  Research into the field of discursive psychology and rhetoric of emotions.

Consider the suggested subtopics in relation to the spectra between remorse and love, aggressiveness and awe, submission and contempt, as well as many other feelings, and do not hesitate to share your ideas. Your proposals for a fifteen-minute presentation (followed by a short discussion) should be sent by e-mail to fsj.conference@alfa.edu.rs,  by 15 March 2018. The proposals should contain your name, affiliation and e-mail address, title of the presentation and an abstract of 200 to 250 words, together with 5 to 8 keywords. Proposals should be submitted in English and, if possible, Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/S erbian. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 1 April 2018.
Conference fee is 50 EUR and it includes the conference pack, refreshments and snacks at the conference venue (Alfa BK University, 3 Palmira Toljatija, Belgrade).
We sincerely look forward to welcoming you at the conference,
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa BK University

CEEPUS mreža TRANSkulturelle Kommunikation und TRANSlation/TRANScultural Communication and TRANSlation

Poštovane koleginice i kolege,
Htela bih da vas obavestim da je Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, odnosno Filozofski fakultet od kraja 2017.  deo CEEPUS mreže TRANSkulturelle Kommunikation und TRANSlation/TRANScultural Communication and TRANSlation, koju vodi prof. Vlasta Kučiš sa Univerziteta u Mariboru, a učestvuje još dvadesetak drugih univerziteta iz čitave srednje i jugoistočne Evrope. Oni koji su zainteresovani, mogu pogledati detaljniji opis programa u prilogu, a spisak univerziteta koji učestvuju ovde:
 Kao što se može zaključiti iz naziva, mreža je prvenstveno usmerena na prevođenje, i to prvenstveno na engleski i nemački, mada ni ostali jezici nisu isključeni. Pored poseta i učestvovanja u programima razmene, pozvani smo da učestvujemo i u letnjoj školi prevođenja koju ova mreža svake godine organizuje u nekom od partnerskih univerziteta.
Ako biste želeli da ponudite neki poseban program, naravno vezan za prevođenje, koji bismo mi mogli da organizujemo, ili posebno promovišemo postojeće, slobodno se javite da to onda unesemo na CEEPUSovu platformu, kako bi bilo vidljivo zainteresovanim.
Za sva dodatna pitanja, slobodno se javite,
Srdačno,
Diana Prodanović Stankić

TRADITIONS AND TRANSITIONS 28-29 September 2018 SOFIA, BULGARIA

Call for papers
The Department of English and American Studies at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” invites scholars to submit proposals for the international conference Traditions and Transitions – to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The conference is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Department of English and American Studies at Sofia University and the 130th  anniversary of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. People celebrate anniversaries in order to commemorate what has been achieved so far and to envision what should be achieved in the future. The event aims to look back at a distinguished past, and ahead to a challenging future.
The conference seeks to bring together young and established scholars and also professors emeriti from academic institutions in Bulgaria and abroad, giving them a venue to debate and exchange views on traditions and transitions in the research in and the teaching of English-language-related disciplines.
The field of English and American Studies is in transition, as it seeks new approaches, and re-examines older ones, in order to address the multiple issues facing the development of  English-language related disciplines required for participation in today’s global community. The organizers of this conference encourage papers written using a variety of  interdisciplinary approaches to developments in the field and a wide range of analytical perspectives (historical, artistic, literary, political, esthetic, ethical, linguistic, sociolinguistic, cognitive etc.).

We invite individual abstracts and panel proposals in an array of topics, discussing traditions and transitions in any of the areas below:

Abstracts for twenty-minute presentations and proposals for panels / workshops/ roundtable discussions should be submitted by 1 March 2018.

Please include the following in your submission:

  • Name;
  • Affiliation;
  • Email address;
  • Title of Abstract or Panel Proposal;
  • Abstract (250 words)
  • Bio (100 words)

Please address emails to TandTconf2018@gmail.com
Conference Organizing Committee:
Prof. Evgenia Pancheva, Dr. Habil.
Assoc. prof. Alexandra Glavanakova, PhD
Assoc. prof. Alexandra Bagasheva, PhD
Assoc. prof. Rositsa Ishpekova, PhD
Asst. Prof. Emilia Slavova, PhD

Representations of Age and Ageing in American Culture

Croatian Association for American Studies (CAAS) announces a Call for Papers for the 6th Annual Workshop in American Studies to be held in Zadar, Croatia, 15-16 June 2018.

This year’s topic of the CAAS American Studies workshop focuses on representations of age and ageing in American society and culture. Acknowledging trends such as the “massification of old age,” “longevity revolution” (Butler), and the changing demographics of the Western societies, we ask the presenters to address a plethora of issues that encapsulate our society’s attitudes to age, to ageing, to ages of man, to bodily and mental changes pertaining to different ages, and to cultural assumptions and misconceptions attending to different ages (young, middle, old). How do the humanities and social sciences, and literary and cultural texts in particular, address the transformations—mental, social, bodily, health/medical, cognitive, emotional, economic—accompanying the processes of senescence?  How do the race, class, and gender factors, separately or in conjunction, inflect the process of ageing? Welcoming comparatist approaches to the set topic, we hope to receive inquiries and research into cultural specificities of age and ageing in different societies.  We conceive of the topic in broad interdisciplinary terms, working at the intersection of American studies, ageing studies, medical humanities, literary gerontology, the corporeal turn, studies of affect and emotions, and the like, and thus invite proposals touching on any of these fields.  In short, we pose the underlying question: how is “age identity constructed in literature and in society, for both young and old” (Maierhofer)?
We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker is Prof. Dr. Roberta Maierhofer (University of Graz), a renowned ageing studies and American studies scholar.
More particular concerns should address the following broadly devised topics, among others:

  • American cultural attitudes to age and ageing
  • Ageing, individualism, interdependence in American culture
  • Age and ageing in a historical perspective
  • Gendered narratives of age and ageing
  • Race and age/ ageing
  • Class-based narratives of age and ageing
  • Ageing and (re)distribution of resources
  • Age/ ageing and consumer culture, leisure and cultural industries
  • Age-appropriate/ age-related emotions?
  • Ageing and creativity (Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Don DeLillo…)
  • The genre of pathography (illness memoirs/ autobiography) and the medicalization of the ageing body
  • Age-centered literary genres: the Bildungsroman, the sentimental novel, the domestic novel, memoirs…

Deadline for the submission of proposals is March 31, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by April 15, 2018.
Please send your proposals of no more than 300 words, and a short bio, by March 31, 2018 to all of the following addresses: jsesnic@ffzg.hr; mlukic@unizd.hr; scvek@ffzg.hr .  Please note that each presentation is allotted 15 minutes of talk time, followed by discussion.
Registration and payment deadline: May 30, 2018.
Workshop fee: 300 HRK (40 euros)
Workshop fee for non-waged participants (students, postdocs, etc.):  150 HRK (20 euros)
For additional information, please check the CAAS web site regularly at: http://www.huams.hr/ .
The Organizing Committee

RECLAIMING / RENAMING HISTORIES The XIV International Conference on Anglo-American Literary Studies Nikšić, Montenegro, June 28-29, 2017

Dear colleagues,
The aim of our conference is to discuss the processes of how we claim and reclaim our histories, reconstruct them, name and rename them, how social and political discourses work, how our memory works. We don’t only seek the papers that deal with national histories, but also WITH those individual stories, as presented in the works of literature, art, and cultural performance in general. We are mostly interested in the works developed in English speaking countries. However, for the purpose of comparison of how individuals and groups manage these issues in the globalized world, we will also welcome papers dealing with other communities.
We are honoured to announce that our key-note lecturer will be artist and Professor LeAnne Howe, from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
Abstracts of up to 300 words, including the author’s name, affiliation, and email, should be sent to Marija Krivokapić (marija13a@gmail.com) or Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević (alexmontenegro@t-com.me). The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018.
The conference fee is 80 euros payable upon registration. It includes conference material, the book of abstracts, refreshments, conference dinner and an excursion.
For more information on the conference, please visit: www.nicells.ac.me.
Should you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For the Organizing Committee,
Dr. Marija Krivokapić
Dr. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević

For the Academic Committee,
Dr. Janko Andrijašević, University of Montenegro
Dr. Boris Berić, University of Osijek, Croatia
Dr. Mirjana Daničić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Allison Hedge Coke, University of Riverside, California, USA
Dr. Aleksandra V. Jovanović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Amela Lukač Zoranić, International University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
Dr. Marija Krivokapić, University of Montenegro
Dr. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević, University of Montenegro
Dr. Armela Panajoti, University of Vlore, Albania
Dr. Petar Penda, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Timothy Petete, University of Central Oklahoma, USA
Dr. Sanja Runtić, University of Osijek, Croatia
Dr. Nina Sirković, University of Split, Croatia
Dr. Robert Sullivan, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Bavjola Shatro, Aleksander Moisiu University, Albania

The Fifth Biennial John Updike Society Conference

Proposal deadline extended for JUS conference in Serbia
The deadline for proposals for conference papers has been extended to February 15.
The Fifth Biennial John Updike Society Conference
Conference host: Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade
Conference hotel: Hotel Palace Belgrade (with additional rooms at
University of Belgrade’s Students’ Home “King Alexander I”)
Conference director: Professor Biljana Dojčinović
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
— The Fifth Biennial John Updike Society Conference is the first to be held outside the United States. Updike visited Belgrade, then the capital of Yugoslavia and now the capital of Serbia, in 1978.
— Opening keynote address by Ian McEwan, who knew Updike and is well
read and widely translated in Serbia.
— A second keynote talk by Prof. Alexander Shurbanov, Updike’s
Bulgarian translator and also an accomplished writer and poet
— Plenary session by Michael Updike featuring photographs of the
family’s year in London and their travels abroad following the
publication of Couples

CALL FOR PAPERS
Keynotes and plenaries are set, but papers on ANY aspect of John Updike’s work or life are still sought for the academic sessions. Especially appropriate topics include:
—Translations: histories, methods, relation to an author’s reputation, human elements and biases, censorship issues, etc.
—Updike and Traveling (inside and outside the U.S.) as both real-life experience and fictional motive/inspiration
—Updike in the U.S.S.R.: his reception, bibliographies, interview(s), translations; Updike in (Post) Socialist Countries
—Updike and Religion(s) and Ideologies (socialism, pacifism, etc.)
—Updike and Gender or Ethnic Politics
—Coming of Age / Aging in Updike’s Fiction
—Intertextuality in Updike’s Fiction
—Comparative Perspectives (Updike and Laclos, Proust, Joyce, Danilo Kiš, Ian McEwan, etc.)
—Papers on works celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2018: Couples (50th), The Coup (40th), S. (30th), Collected Poems and Love Factories (25th), Bech at Bay (20th), and The Widows of Eastwick (10th)

One-page proposals for 15- to 20-minute papers on all aspects of Updike’s life and work and especially suggested topics should be sent, along with a brief one- or two-paragraph bio, to conference director Biljana Dojčinović: jus5thconference@gmail.com and cc: jus5thconference@fil.bg.ac.rs
Successful proposals will be acknowledged within two weeks of receipt. To present a paper or moderate a panel at the conference, participants must be members of The John Updike Society and sign up for the full conference registration. Those who have papers accepted can join when they register for the conference.
For membership information and additional information about The John Updike Society, see the society’s website at http://blogs.iwu.edu/johnupdikesociety. For general questions
about the society, contact James Plath, jplath@iwu.edu

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