9.492 calls for papers

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 492.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
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[1] From: Andrew Oliver <andrewo@epas.utoronto.ca> (69)
Subject: 19th Century French Studies Colloquium: Call for

[2] From: Michael Kelly <MHK@LANG.SOTON.AC.UK> (22)
Subject: Call for papers

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 09:41:47 -0500
From: Andrew Oliver <andrewo@epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: 19th Century French Studies Colloquium: Call for Papers


The 22nd Annual Colloquium on Nineteenth-Century French Studies
will be hosted by the Department of French, University of Toronto,
October 24 - 27, 1996.

Theme: "Langues du XIXe si=E8cle"
Place: Victoria and St Michael's Colleges, University
of Toronto.
Information: Professor Graham Falconer, Centre d'=C9tudes
romantiques J.Sabl=E9, Kelly Library, St Michael's College, Toronto Canada
M5S 1J4.
Tel 416 978 8155 or (afternoons) 416 978 4103.
Fax 416 971 2027 or 416 971 3136.
email: graham.falconer@utoronto.ca

Recent meetings having stressed interdisciplinarity, political
re-readings and a "cultural studies" approach to literature, it may be
opportune in 1996 to turn our collective attention to the building
blocks from which not only literature but all discourse is made:
i.e.language. With the rapid growth of newspapers and universal
education throughout the XIXth century, it is clear even to the casual
observer that language was under constant pressure to change. The
authority of classical languages in formal education was being eroded,
and the "words of the tribe" - whether one wished to purify them or
simply give them "droit de cit=E9" - were making their presence felt in
all sectors of society. Dictionaries and grammars struggled to preserve
the past while accomodating the new. And literature, both major and
minor, reflects an on-going "crise de conscience" over the ability of
language to express complex new social and psychological realities.

Possible topics (offered merely as suggestions: the organising
committee welcomes other ideas):

Private and public languages; language as a socio-political
power system; attitudes towards language in major writers, ranging from
the supremely confident [style can be inflected infinitely, anything can
be said] to the aggressively diffident: [language is powerless or
impotent]; the power of words to represent other arts (e.g.music or
painting); the introduction of new fields of knowledge (and with them,
new vocabulary) into literary texts; ways of capturing popular speech or
foreign accents; censorship, self-censorship and the problem of
language, i.e.what could and couldn't be said, written or published; the
use of XXth century linguistic tools (pragmatics, speech-act theory,
semiotics, Bakhtine's dialogism) for the analysis of XIXth century
literature; language and gender; the impact of serial publication (in
which words, essentially, are commodities) on literary style; attitudes
towards language in the major traditional schools (Romanticism, Realism,
Symbolism, Naturalism); the (im)possibilities of translation; individual
style versus standardisation; "La France selon Littr=E9"...

Deadline for submission: February 15, 1996. Please send a resume
of approx 1 page, double-spacing to Graham Falconer, at the address

As many "dix-neuvi=E9mistes" will already know, we have recently
opened in Toronto the "Centre d'=C9tudes romantiques J.Sabl=E9", combining =
major private collection given to St Michael's College with the Zola
Research Programme. By the fall of 1996, we will be starting our third
year of operation, the results of the first research projects generated
by the Centre will be appearing, and the bulk of a detailed thematic
catalogue will be available on the departmental page on WWW
(http://www.epas.utoronto.ca:8080/french/). It is hoped that a visit to
this centre will be an additional stimulus for you to participate in the
22nd colloquium. We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto.

Andrew Oliver
Department of French, University of Toronto
Directeur, revue TEXTE

Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 16:43:57 GMT
From: Michael Kelly <MHK@LANG.SOTON.AC.UK>
Subject: Call for papers

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Subscribers to the list may be interested in this call for papers.


Papers are invited for this international conference to be held at=20
the University of Southampton (U.K.) on

17-18 April 1997

Arranged by the Schools of Education and Modern Languages, the=20
conference will examine both theoretical and practical aspects of=20
Bourdieu's work. We particularly welcome contributions dealing with=20
applications of Bourdieu's ideas to empirical studies in Language=20
and/or Education.

Each paper will be allotted 30 minutes, which should include time for=20
questions and comments. Proposals should be submitted in the form of=20
a title, a 300-word abstract and a short CV to Prof Michael Kelly,=20
who will also be happy to discuss ideas before a formal proposal is=20
submitted, and to provide any further information.

Prof. Michael Kelly
School of Modern Languages
University of Southampton, U.K.
E-mail: mhk@lang.soton.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1703 593288
Tel: +44 1703 592191 (direct)