The Identity of the Baltic Region: Comparative Literary Research (International Conference)

City: 
Vilnius
Country: 
Lithuania
Organizer: 
Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Vilnius Pedagogical University, Faculty of Lithuanian Philology
Closing date for submissions: 
20 August, 2011
Event dates: 
23.09.2011 - 25.09.2011
Contact: 
Conference Coordinators: PhD Žydronė Kolevinskienė, e-mail: zydrone.kolevinskiene@vpu.lt; Kristina Bidočiūtė, e-mail: acta.comparativa@gmail.com, kristinabidociute@gmail.com Address: Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association (LCLA) T. Shevchenko Street 31–306 LT–03111 Vilnius, Lithuania Fax. (370 5) 233 52 99

Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association
Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore
Vilnius Pedagogical University, Faculty of Lithuanian Philology
 

THE IDENTITY OF THE BALTIC REGION: COMPARATIVE LITERARY RESEARCH

International Conference
September 23–25, 2011

During the latter decade the literary „borders“ of Europe are being constantly reviewed since new spaces, zones, webs are appearing. However the questions of linguistic/cultural spaces and globalization, analysed with the help of imagology, geocritics, reception and post-colonial attitudes remain in the scope of literary comparativistics. In this context we suggest to discuss the cultural and literary identity of the Baltic region. Lithuanian literature represents the culture of a Baltic country in the range of common European culture. However the question arises: does the culture of Baltic countries exist? What unifies the inhabitants of the Baltic countries? What kind of mentality, commonness of historical and cultural experience let us state, that geographical zone is not only a formal formation? These questions determine the problematics of the conference.

 

Themes of the conference

 

QUESTIONS OF IDENTITY

The concept of European, national and regional identity.

North vs. South Europe. The expression of Northern culture.

 

THE STUDIES OF HISTORICAL MEMORY

The changes of historical experience in the literature of Baltic countries.

The space of exile and emigrant literature, the distinction of creative work, the factors of paraliterature, the aspects and problems of research.

 

THE RESEARCH OF THE CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

The motives of the Baltic sea and it‘s resorts.

The problems of present migration.

The most problematic Baltic writers.

 

 

Conference Fee: 30 Euro
Conference Coordinators: PhD Žydronė Kolevinskienė, e-mail: ; Kristina Bidočiūtė, e-mail: ,

Address:
Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association (LCLA)
T. Shevchenko Street 31–306
LT–03111 Vilnius, Lithuania
Fax. (370 5) 233 52 99


 

International Conference


 

THE IDENTITY OF THE BALTIC REGION:

COMPARATIVE LITERARY RESEARCH


 

September 23–25, 2011, Vilnius


 

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Please send a completed Application Form to the Conference mailing address by 20 August 2011.

The Conference Papers will be published in Acta litteraria comparativa.

 

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Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association (LCLA)

T. Shevchenko Street 31–306

LT–03111 Vilnius, Lithuania

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