Pars pro toto. Balkan Literatures in Europe /Pars pro toto. Les Balkans Littéraires en Europe

Event title (long): 
11th Congress of South-East European Studies, including the literary session: Pars pro toto. Balkan Literatures in Europe /Pars pro toto. Les Balkans Littéraires en Europe
Bulgarian National Committee for Balkan Studies
Closing date for submissions: 
10 January, 2015
Event dates: 
31.08.2015 - 04.09.2015
Roumiana L. Stantcheva


It is a great honour and pleasure for me to invite you to take part in the 11th Congress of South-
East European Studies of AIESEE, which will take place in Sofia from 31 August to 4
September 2015 on the following topic: South-East Europe and European Integration:
Political, Socioeconomic and Social Aspects.
The organisers of this prestigious academic forum, which will be held for the third time in
the capital of Bulgaria, are the Bulgarian National Committee for Balkan Studies and the Institute
of Balkan Studies with Centre of Thracology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Bulgaria
hosted the First Congress of South-East European Studies in 1966, as well as the Sixth Congress
of South-East European Studies in the remote 1989, when the global academic elite in the sphere
of South-East European studies gathered in the Bulgarian capital. Irrespective of the complicated
situation in which humanities are today, our ambition as organisers and as part of the
International Association for South-East European Studies is to perpetuate that tradition from the
past by offering an opportunity to scholars with different academic profiles to present the most
recent results of their research, which are directly linked to the history and to the present of
South-East Europe.
After discussing the suggestions received, the Organising Committee approved topics for
the sessions (plenary meetings and round table discussions), which can be seen at the Congress
website: The official working languages of the 11th
International Congress of South-East European Studies are English and French. It is also possible
to submit papers and to participate in the organised round table discussions also in Russian,
German and Italian.
Please send us proposals for papers for one of the approved sessions or round table
discussions focusing on key issues. In addition to the theme, your application must also include a
summary up to 500 words and a short CV. We expect your applications in one of the two official
languages of the congress - English or French - not later than 10 January 2015, sent
simultaneously to the e-mail of the respective session organiser and to the Congress e-mail:
with a copy to AIESEE e-mail: .
The approved proposals for papers or for participation in the round table discussions will
be announced by 25 January 2015, and the registration of the participants will start on 1.
February 2015.
For further information on the participation fee, the programme and all other relevant
details, please visit the website of the upcoming forum:
The travel expenses, per diems and hotel accommodation are to be covered by the participants.
To the extent possible, the Organising Committee will offer some financial facilitation to some of
the participants. The terms and conditions are to be announced later on the website of the
I take this opportunity to express in advance my gratitude for the professional interest and
commitment demonstrated in the course of the preparation and holding of the 11th Congress of
South-East European Studies.
Yours sincerely,
Prof. Alexandre Kostov
President of the Organising Committee
 Annotation pour la Session XX : Pars pro toto. Les Balkans Litteraires en Europe.
Nous invitons des participants qui mènent des recherches en littérature comparée, dans le domaine des littératures balkaniques et de leurs connexions aux autres littératures d'Europe. Nous sommes intéressés des représentations de l'idée d'intégration sur le plan de l'imaginaire littéraire. Seront mis en reliefs les questions littéraires liés aux contacts fructueux ou conflictuels entres les littératures européennes ; à la conscience de différence dans l'intégrité ; à l'inclusion, la dépendance ou l'indifférence déclarée. On pose notamment l'interrogation : la partie peut-elle exprimer le tout ?
L'ainsi nommée 'Europe littéraire' est-elle existante sur toute l'étendue géographique du continent, y compris sur le Sud-est ? Une littérature sud-est européenne a-t-elle des raisons de se croire comme faisant partie d'un tout européen harmonieux ? Où se trouvent les différences ?
Cette problématique principale de la session pourrait être recherchée à travers les textes littéraires ou programmatiques surtout pendant les 25 dernières années. Plus spécifiquement nous cherchons des exemples littéraires du Sud-est pour l'appartenance à / la résistance face à la famille plus grande des littératures d'Europe; tout aussi – les positions de l'Occident littéraire quand au 'tout' européen :
- dans le domaine de l'imaginaire littéraire : mythes, personnages, idées politiques sur l'intégration dans les textes de fiction ;
- dans les ouvrages de littérature comparée et d'histoire littéraire de l'Europe ;
- dans les programmes des revues et des groupements littéraires.
Roumiana L. Stantcheva