THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING
PROPOSALS FOR THE SYMPOSIUM HAS NOW PASSED.
Scholars interested in the topic
are invited to submit a proposal for the conference that the Literary
Communication Project is arranging together with the International
Association of Dialogue Analysis in April, 2012.
More information is
The Philosophy of
Communication Section of
the European Communication Research and Education Association
the Literary Communication Project of Åbo Akademi
invite papers for
a symposium on
to be held in Turku, Finland
to 3rd September, 2011
Not only among
literary theoreticians and critics, but also among
students of rhetoric, communication and media, stylisticians, discourse
dialogue analysts, historians of the book, and social and cultural
and historians, there is a growing tendency to see literary activity as
among other forms of human communication. The symposium will provide a
which to assess both the broader and more detailed implications of this
for our understanding of literature’s place within the lives
of individuals and
assume a nominalistic and broad definition of literature. Literature,
to say, will be viewed as consisting of all those texts which, either
now or in
the past, have been referred to as literary, and as not necessarily
to merely poems, plays and novels.
Papers on the
following kinds of topic will be especially welcome:
insights in current work within
any of the disciplines mentioned above: new paradigms.
communication as community-making.
communication as philosophical reflection.
ethics; for instance, the relevance
of Keats’s remark that “we hate poetry that has a
palpable design upon us”.
communicational workings of implied writers and
similarities and contrasts between
singly, collectively and anonymously authored texts
culture, book culture, digital culture: the
consequences for literary communication.
- The politeness
(or otherwise) of literary writers
communicational dimensions of literary styles and
/ or genres
Proposals (max. 300 words) for
papers should be submitted as e-mail attachments to the Organizing
Committee, Adam Borch (firstname.lastname@example.org), before March 31st,
for practical information about registration,
travel and accommodation should also be directed to the Organizing
Roger D. Sell
Donner Research Professor of Literary Communication