8.0088 CFP: British Comp Lit Assn (1/77)

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0088. Friday, 1 Jul 1994.

Date: Thu, 30 Jun 1994 10:17:55 +0000
From: Howard Gaskill <GERHGS@srv0.arts.edinburgh.ac.uk>
Subject: BCLA Conference


Second Announcement and Last Call for Papers
Seventh International Conference
12-15 July 1995
University of Edinburgh


Plenary Speakers: Anne Barton, Robert Crawford, John Dixon Hunt, Frank
Kermode, Edwin Morgan

Programme: The Conference, which runs from Wednesday 12 July 1995
(lunchtime) till Saturday 15 July (before lunch), consists of five
sections, grouped around the following broad themes:

Section 1 Labyrinths

Labyrinthine Texts. Narrative Metaphors:
Threads, Weaving, Building, Paths
Texts about Labyrinths. Mazes and Jungles
(Natural and Artificial)
Labyrinthine Minds. Psychoanalysis; Order and
Organization; Underworlds and Otherworlds

Section 2 Translation/Transplantation

Translation and Appropriation; Intertextuality and
Cultural Transfers: Meeting and Conflict, History and
East and West/Europe and the Americas/Ancient and

Section 3 Culture and Civilization

Multitudes and Solitudes/Crowds and Individual
Experience and Experiment: Ways of Seeing the City and
Problems of Urban Form
The Urban and Urbane: the Poor and the Rich
Images and Realities/Visible and Invisible Cities
Gender and Identity in City Space
Modernism, Postmodernism and the City

Section 4 Paradises

Paradises Lost, Sought, Regained; Retreats, Illusions,
Paradises Constructed, Imagined, Fought for
Deceptive, Hollow paradises; Subjective Edens;
Innocence and Loss of Innocence

Section 5 Travel

Travel Writing as an Exploration (in Language) of the
Meeting or Conflict of Cultures
Discovery of City, Garden or Wilderness as a Place of
Travel from `Centre' to `Periphery', or from
`Periphery' to `Centre'

Offers of Papers (including 300-word abstract) should be sent by the
end of September at the latest to the BCLA Secretary: Dr Howard
Gaskill, Department of German, University of Edinburgh, David Hume
Tower, George Square, GB - Edinburgh EH8 9JX; [from early July to mid-
December 1994] Bei Mayer, Dr. Remeis-Str. 8, 96049 Bamberg, Germany
(Email throughout: H.Gaskill@ed.ac.uk).

Registration: In order to avoid a possible surcharge please register
before 1 January 1995 with the Conference Services Manager from whom
registration forms (including information about accommodation, meals,
fees etc.) may be obtained: Mr W.F. Johnston, Accommodation Services,
University of Edinburgh, St. Leonard's Hall, 18 Holyrood Park Road,
GB-Edinburgh EH16 5AY (Email: Willie.Johnston@ed.ac.uk).