Literature as Dialogue

The 14th Conference of The International Association for Dialogue Analysis will be hosted by the Literary Communication Project of Åbo Akademi University from April 2nd to 4th, 2012.

As its thematic focus, the Conference will concentrate on the extent to which the writing, reading and performance of so-called literary texts can be seen as processes involving an element of dialogical interchange between those who write them and those who in one way or another use them.

Invited plenary lectures:

Professor Dame Gillian Beer (Cambridge University):
"Pretending to be two people": the reader's dialogue in Lewis Carroll's "Alice" books

Professor Leona Toker (Hebrew University of Jerusalem):
Dialogue in Pragmatic Re-Enactment: The Example of Conrad's "Falk"

Professor Pamela M. King (University of Bristol): 
Rules of exchange in medieval plays and play manuscripts

Professor Edda Weigand (University of Münster):
Words Between Reality and Fiction

Please note that the deadline for paper proposals has now passed, and no new proposals can be considered. 


 Last updated 27.2.2012