Third International REELC-ENCLS Congress

Event title (long): 
LITHUANIAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION

Third International Congress of the

RÉSEAU EUROPÉEN D'ÉTUDES LITTÉRAIRES COMPARES /
EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR COMPARATIVE LITERARY STUDIES
(REELC-ENCLS)

TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE:

ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN THE SELF AND THE OTHER


September 11–13, 2009 Vilnius, Lithuania
City: 
Vilnius
Country: 
Lithuania
Organizer: 
Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association (LCLA) / REELC-ENCLS
Closing date for submissions: 
25 January, 2009
Event dates: 
11.09.2009 - 13.09.2009
Contact: 
Dr. Žydronė Kolevinskienė: llla@vpu.lt

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS >>

 

The Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, in cooperation with Vilnius Pedagogical University and the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, is organizing the Third International Congress of the Réseau européen d'études littéraires compares / European Network for Comparative Literary Studies, to be held from September 11–13, 2009, on the topic TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE: ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN THE SELF AND THE OTHER.

THE PROGRAMME HAS BEEN FINALISED AND CAN BE FOUND BELOW, or by downloading it from the file attachments.

Conference themes/topics: 


1. The Changing Cultural Map of Europe. The changing cultural and literary geography of Europe; newly evolving relationships between the center and the periphery, between the boundaries of West, Central and East Europe and adjacent border areas. Cultural collisions between different areas and the appearance of new cultural zones. The shifting concept of Eastern Europe. Periphery as a challenge; traditional and alternative cultural capitals.
Seas of encounter: The Baltic, the Mediterranean, the North Sea, the Black Sea.

2. A Museum of European Images.
Old and new images of Europe; images, myths and symbols which reveal various aspects of European culture. Displacement and transformation of images in time. Digital images, museums and archives. Artifacts and cultural memory. Changing concepts of European history and its innovative interpretations in art. The importance of historical turning points, such as war or struggle for independence, for literature and culture as a whole.

3. Narratives of journeys. Pilgrim, tourist, spiritual, educational, etc.; their visual representation in photography, iconography, cinema and other art forms. The relationship between elite and tourist culture, manifestations of mass or tourist mentality. The mirroring of exodus and migration in art.

4. Rhetoric of Identity in Contemporary Europe. Questions related to the deconstruction of ethnocentric identities. The many-faceted strategies of including the other in one's own identity. Rhetoric of identity and the fear of loss. Problems of linguistic identity.

5. Reception of Lithuanian literature and/or culture in other European countries. Comparison between topics, myths, images of Lithuanian literature and other European literature.



Organizing Committee of the Congress:
Prof. Dr. Vilija Salienė (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania)
Prof. Dr. Alain Montandon (Université de Clermont-Ferrand, France)
Prof. Dr. Jüri Talvet (Tartu University, Estonian Association of Comparative Literature, Estonia)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nijolė Kašelionienė (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, Lithuania)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vytautas Martinkus (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, Lithuania)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aušra Jurgutienė (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, Lithuania)
Dr. Lucia Boldrini (Goldsmiths, University of London, British Comparative Literature Association, General Coordinator of REELC-ENCLS, United Kingdom)

Coordinator
Dr. Žydronė Kolevinskienė (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, Lithuania )
tel.: (370 5) 2333 635, 233 06 11, e-mail: ,

www.eurolit.net


Congress Location
T. Shevchenko  Street 31, Vilnius Pedagogical University, Faculty of Lithuanian Philology (Naujamiestis District).

Working languages of the conference: English, French, German.

Presentation time
– 20 min.

Registration fee
is 30 EUR or equivallent in Litas payable upon arrival in cash (at the registration of the conference). We are currently trying to get funding to cover accommodation, meals etc.

The deadline for submission of proposals is now past.

Registrtion forms should be sent by e-mail to:  
or to the following address:

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

Papers from the Conference will be published.

Registration form:  Please download the attached file.

PROGRAMME

 SEPTEMBER 11, FRIDAY

 

8.00–9.00 REGISTRATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE CONGRESS (floor I, foyer)

 

9.00–10.00 OPENING CEREMONY

 

Welcome words of Nijolė Kašelionienė, Chairperson of the Lithuanian Association of Comparative Literature and Lucia Boldrini, General Coordinator of the REELC/ENCLS

  

10.00–12.00 FIRST PLENARY SESSION (room A7, floor I)

Chairperson: Prof. Liutauras Degėsys

10.00–10.30 Jüri Talvet (University of Tartu, Estonia). Western Humanism and the “Other”.

10.00–10.30 Liutauras Degėsys (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania). The Conflicts of Cultures and the Culture of Conflicts.

10.30–11.00 Alain Montandon (CELIS, MSH Clermont-Fd, France). Progrès techniques et metamorphoses des espaces européens au XIXe siècle.

11.00–11.30 DISCUSSION

 

11.30–13.00 LUNCH BREAK

13.00–17.30 WORKING GROUPS

I. PROBLEMS OF METHODOLOGY (room 222 , floor II)

Chairpersons: Dr. Lucia Boldrini, Prof. Aušra Jurgutienė

13.00–13.20 Roumiana L. Stantcheva (Sofia University, Bulgaria). “European Literature” – Use of the Concept and problems of Identity.

13.20–13.40 Aušra Jurgutienė (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Lithuania). The Outlook for Regional Literary History.

13.40–14.00 Lucia Boldrini (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK). Mental Landscapes, Places of Exile: Literary Constructions of the Past and European Comparatism.

14.00–14.20 Sandra Vlasta (University of Vienna, Austria). The Creation of “Global Ethnoscapes” in Literature of Migration.

14.20–14.40 Slavica Srbinovska (Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia). Interpretation, Subject, Culture and Migration.

14.40–15.10 DISCUSSION

 

15.10–15.30 COFFEE BREAK

 

II. LITERARY AND VISUAL TRAVELOGUES (room 300, floor II)

Chairpersons: Prof. Isabel Cristina do Valle Lages Trabucho, Assoc. Prof. Kai Mikkonen

15.30–15.50 Maija Burima (Daugavpils University, Latvia). Narratives of Travel in Latvian Literature of the Early 21st Century.

15.50–16.10 Anneli Kõvamees (Tallinn University, Estonia). Border State Traveller in Europe.

16.10–16.30 Kai Mikkonen (University of Helsinki, Finland). The Immediacy of Reading Novels. André Gide’s Travel fact and Fiction.

16.30–16.50 Isabel Cristina do Valle Lages Trabucho (Universidade Aberta, Portugal). Chronicles of the XIXth Century – Paris and London the Big Capitals of the World.

16.50–17.10 Lúcia Maria Pinto Loureiro (University of Minho, Braga, Portugal). Indigenous Otherness: The Depiction of the Irish Traveller Community in Literature.

17.10–17.30 DISCUSSION

 

 

III. THE CHANGING CULTURAL MAP OF EUROPE (room 302, floor III)

Chairpersons: Prof. Rennie Yotova, Assoc. Prof. Genovaitė Dručkutė

13.00–13.20 Maria Teresa Nascimento (Université de Madère, Portugal).                                                                                                      L’Itinéraire de la Terre Sainte  de Fr. Pantaleão de Aveiro – un voyage de spiritualité.

13,20–13.40 Genovaitė Dručkutė (Vilnius University, Lithuania). La carte de l’Europe d’après Oscar Milosz.

13.40–14.00 Rennie Yotova (University of Sofia, Bulgaria). Les objets du socialisme et leur représentation littéraire.

14.00–14.20 Raia Zaimova (Institute for Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria). Rattraper l’Europe dans la recherché de soi-même?

14.20–14.40 Olga Romanova (Institute of Literature, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Ukraine) La perception de l'Ukraine de la première moitié de XX siècle dans les romans de Roman Rijka, Vasyl Barka et Mikhaïl Boulgakov.

14.40–15.10 DISCUSSION

 

15.10–15.30 COFFEE BREAK

 

IV. A MUSEUM OF EUROPEAN IMAGES (room 306, floor III)

Chairpersons: Prof. Vytautas Martinkus, Prof. Benedikts Kalnačs

15.30–15.50 Benedikts Kalnačs (Liepaja University; Institute of Literature, Folklore and Arts, University of Latvia, Latvia). National History, Folklore and the Bible as Sources of the Baltic Modernist Drama.

15.50–16.10 Francesco Giusti (University of Roma, Italy). Encountering the Other in the Middle Ages: from Ibn Fadlan’s account to Michael Crichton’s Fiction.

16.10–16.30 James Patrick Randall (Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK). Re-imagining Europe from the Outside: a reading of two US novels set in the US-European frontier in the late twentieth century.

16.30–16.50 Vytautas Martinkus (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania). An Axiological Labyrinth in the European Literature of XXI Century.

16.50–17.10 Brigitte Le Juez (Dublin City University, Ireland). De Banville à Banville: le développement littéraire de la représentation picturale du mythe de Cythère.

17.10–17.30 DISCUSSION

 

V. RHETORIC OF IDENTITY (room 310, floor III)

Chairpersons: Prof. Christina Parnell, PhD Dan Landmark

13.00–13.20 Jola J. Skulj (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia). Mapping Cultural Existence and its Dialogic Identity: The Mediterranean Facets in Slovenian Literature.

13.20–13.40 Dan Landmark (Malardalen University, Sweden). An Extrovert Self: the Concept of “I” in the Autobiographical Prose-Writings of Czeslaw Milosz.

13.40–14.00 Christina Parnell (Erfurt University, Germany). “The world repeats melancholically”. Exchangeable Identities in Marius Ivaškevičius’ Oeuvre.

14.00–14.20 Laura Fernanda Bulger (Universidade De Trás-os-Montes  E Alto Douro, Portugal). Out of the Remains of an Old World – the British at War in Novels by Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan.

14.20–14.40 Bernadette Cibulskas (University of Bristol, UK). Beyond These Gates: A Search for Self and Others.

14.40–15.10 DISCUSSION

 

15.10–15.30 COFFEE BREAK

 

VI. ASPECTS OF INTERMEDIALITY (room 305, floor III)

Chairpersons: Assoc. Prof. Loreta Mačianskaitė, Prof. Beata Waligorska-Olejniczak

15.30–16.00 Beata Waligorska-Olejniczak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland). The Category of Montage as the Tool to Understand the Grammar of the City in Postmodern Cinema. Representation of the Changing World in Pulp Fiction.

16.00–16.30 Marina Grishakova (University of Tartu, Estonia). Boderland Spaces of Contemporary Europe: Cinematographic Representations.

16.30–17.00 Sonja Koroliov (University of Halle, Wittenberg, Germany). Balkan Odysseys: Homecomings, Adventure Trips and Journeys to the Self in Films about former Yugoslavia.

17.00–17.30 DISCUSSION

 

17.30–18.30 GENERAL MEETING OF THE REELC-ENCLS.

 

18.30 – WELCOME PARTY

 

 

SEPTEMBER 12, SATURDAY

 

9.00–11.00 SECOND PLENARY SESSION (room A7, floor I)

Chairperson: Assoc. Prof. Nijolė Vaičiulėnaitė-Kašelionienė

9.00–9.30 Viktorija Daujotytė-Pakerienė (Vilnius University, Lithuania). The Landscape of Lithuanian Poetry: Strazdas, Baranauskas, Geda (archetypes and universalities).

9.30–10.00 Nijolė Vaičiulėnaitė-Kašelionienė (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania). La perspective d’imagologie dans les recherches de la géographie littéraire. L’image de Paris dans la littérature lituanienne.

10.00–10.30 Manfred Schmeling (France). De l’humanisme au post-humanisme: Le discours sur l”Europe chez Thomas Mann, André Gide et Hans-Magnus Enzensberger.

10.30–11.00 DISCUSSION

 

11.00–13.00 LUNCH BREAK

 

13.00–18.30 WORKING GROUPS

I. CENTRE/PERIPHERY AS A CHALLENGE (room 222, floor II)

Chairpersons: Prof. Andrew John Ginger, Prof. Sonja Stojmenska-Elzeser

13.00–13.20 Franck Hofmann (Free Berlin University, Germany). Dynamic landscape as Symbolic Form European Citizenship and the Transformation of Cultural Space.

13.20–13.40 Carme Fernández Pérez-Sanjulián (Universidade da Coruña, Spain). Building Spaces of Identity through Travel Books in Galician Literature.

13.40–14.00 Andrew John Ginger (University of Stirling, UK). Turning Points in Large-Power Conflict and the Experience of ‘Peripheral’ Cultures: the Case of Modern Spain.

14.00–14.20 Sonja Stojmenska-Elzeser (Institute of Macedonia Literature, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia). The Urban Landscape in Macedonia Literature in the Context of the Centre–Periphery Discussion.

14.20–14.40 Robin Malcolm James MacKenzie (University of St Andrews, Scotland). Avatars of Rome: Centre and Periphery in Norfolk’s The Pope’s Rhinoceros and Ransmayr’s Die letzte Welt.

14.40–15.00 Michael Pyper (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland). The Don Quixote of the Periphery? Mimesis and Madness in Cervantes and Kafka.

15.00–15.30 DISCUSSION

 

15.30–16.00 COFFEE BREAK

II. LITERARY AND VISUAL TRAVELOGUES (room 300, floor III)

Chairpersons: Assoc. Prof. Sigutė Radzevičienė, Prof. Roland Lysell

16.00–16.20 Roland Lysell (Stockholm University, Sweden). ”Tysk hösk” (German autumn) – The Swedish Author Stig Dagerman’s Journalism on Germany immediately after World war II.

16.20–16.40 Sigutė Radzevičienė (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania). The Travels of Lithuanians from Scandinavia: in Search of the Stranger.

16.40–17.00 Nana Gaprindashvili, Nino Tsereteli (Tbilisi State University, Georgia). A Few Aspects of Developing Georgian–Lithuanian Literary Relations.

17.00–17.20 Oksana Weretiuk (Rzeszow University, Poland). Between the Center and the Periphery: the Past and the Present of the Literature of Polish-Ukrainian Borderland.

17.20–17.40 Dalia Staponkutė (University of Cyprus, Cyprus). Globalization and Translation of Culture in Travelogues of Alphonso Lingis.

17.40–18.00 Călina Nicoleta (University of Craiova, Romania). A Journey in Search of the Self: Alessandro Baricco – Novecento.

18.00–18.30 DISCUSSION

III. A MUSEUM OF EUROPEAN IMAGES (room 302, floor III)

Chairpersons: PhD Laurynas Katkus, Assoc. Prof. David Adams

13.00–13.20 Anneli Mihkelev (Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Estonia). The Myths in National Epics, the Myths in Society.

13.20–13.40 Alizera Anushiravani (Shiraz University, Iran). European and Persian Images of the Dragon: Comparative Folklore Studies.

13.40–14.00 Nina Bochkareva (Perm State University). Vasilij Kamenskij and Aubrey Beardsley: vulgar Russia versus refined Britain.

14.00–14.20 David Adams (Ohio State University). Modern paranoia and Kafka’s “Der Bau”.

14.20–14.40 Zanda Gutmane (Liepaja University; Institute of Literature, Folklore and Arts, Latvia). The Borderline Situation and the Border crossing in the Baltic Prose at the turn of 90’s.

14.40–15.00 Laurynas Katkus (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania). Grotesque and Utopia in the Literature of Central and Eastern Europe of the Soviet Period.

15.00–15.30 DISCUSSION

 

15.30–16.00 COFFEE BREAK

 

 IV. RHETORIC OF IDENTITY (room 306, floor III)

Chairpersons: PhD Gintarė Bernotienė, Assoc. Prof. Dainius Vaitiekūnas

16.00–16.20 Dainius Vaitiekūnas (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania). Identité européenne dans la poésie contemporaine lituanienne.

16.20–16.40 Dalia Kuizinienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania). Reflection of Identity in Contemporary Lithuanian Prose: between Losses and Discoveries.

16.40–17.00 Laura Laurušaitė (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Lithuania). The Baltic Exodus: Aspects of Intercultural.

17.00–17.20 Livija Mačaitytė (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania). The 21st Century Pastorale: The Displaced Persons  in Contemporary Prose.

17.20–17.40 Dagnė Beržaitė (Vilnius University, Lithuania). The Other Dostoyevsky or a Glance from another Space and Time.

17.40–18.00 Gintarė Bernotienė (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Lithuania). Cultural landscapes: L. Gutauskas' „Glowing Bodies“ and S. J. Perce „Anabasis“.

18.00–18.30 DISCUSSION

 

V. “WOMEN’S PLACES, WOMEN’S SPACES” (room 310, floor III)

Chairpersons: Eglė Kačkutė, PhD Solveiga Daugirdaitė

13.00–13.20 Dearbhla McGrath (Dublin City University, Ireland). Changing Attitudes Towards Gender in Europe – A Comparative Analysis of Fairy Tales Written by Women.

13.20–13.40 Eva Eglāja-Kristsone (Latvia). “Self-made” European Woman in Baltic Literatures.

13.40–14.00 Eglė Kačkutė (Vilnius University, Lithuania). National Identity and Cultural Un/Belonging: M. NDiaye and A.L. Kennedy.

14.00–14.20 Žydronė Kolevinskienė (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania). Encounters Between the Self and the Other: The Diasporic Identity in Women‘s prose (Monica Ali „Brick Lane“ and Irene Guilford „The Embrace“).

14.20–14.40 Solveiga Daugirdaitė (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, Lithuania). “Ours” and “Theirs” in the Texts of Paulina Pukytė.

14.40–15.00 Neringa Mikalauskienė (Vilnius University, Lithuania). The Other Woman in the Creativity of S. Corinna Bille and J. Skablauskaitė.

15.00–15.30 DISCUSSION

 

15.30–16.00 COFFEE BREAK

 

VI. ASPECTS OF INTERMEDIALITY (room 305, floor III)

Chairpersons:  Assoc. Prof. Natalija Arlauskaitė, Ales Vaupotic

16.00–16.30 Irina Melnikova (Vilnius University, Lithuania). Hypertextual Peregrination: Bruges and Venice.

16.30–17.00 Jean-Philippe Imbert (Dublin City University, Ireland). You Played, You Lost, You’re Dead: Hide and Seek with(in) Europe in Agota Kristof’s Trilogy of the Twins and Rawi Hages’s De Niro’s Game.

17.00–17.30 Ales Vaupotic (REELC/ENCLS). The Cultural Archive and the New Media Literature.

17.30–18.00 Natalija Arlauskaitė (Vilnius University, Lithuania). “Street of Crocodiles“  in the middle of Europe, on the edge of the world: Bruno Schulz and brothers Quay.

18.00–18.30 DISCUSSION

 

18.30 EXCURSION TO OLD TOWN

 

 

SEPTEMBER 13, SUNDAY

 

9.00 – 10.00  THIRD PLENARY SESSION (room 222, floor II)

Chairperson: Prof. Marko Juvan

 

9.00–9.30 Žydrūnas Mačiukas (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania). Landscape of Medieval Lithuania: Information of the Narrative Sources.

9.30–10.00 Marko Juvan (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia). World Literatures and Peripheries.

10.00–10.30 Igor Valentynovych Limborsky (East European University of Economics and Management). Comparative Literature in the Age of Globalization: Death of Discipline or Triumph of Science?

10.30–11.00 DISCUSSION

 

11.00–12.00 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION (room 222, floor II)

Chairpersons: Prof. Kęstutis Nastopka, Prof. Alain Montandon,  Prof. Jüri Talvet

 

12.00–13.00 LUNCH BREAK

 

13.00 – THE TOUR FOR OLD CAPITALS OF LITHUANIA (Itinerary: Vilnius–Kernavė–Trakai–Vilnius). CLOSING OF THE CONGRESS

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