CFP: “Cosmopolitan Wilde”

COSMOPOLITAN WILDE

A CONFERENCE CELEBRATING 160 YEARS OF OSCAR

CENTRE CULTUREL IRLANDAIS, PARIS

WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE TO SATURDAY 13TH JUNE 2014

 (Saturday will be reserved for papers in French)

http://oscholars-oscholars.com/wilde-in-paris-2014/

Opening addresses:

Declan Kiberd (Wednesday) ‘The Worlding of Oscar Wilde’
Pascal Aquien (Saturday) title t.b.a.

We are calling for papers for what promises to be a major international gathering of Wilde scholars

Possible topics, in no particular order, are but not confined to

(a)    WILDE IN HIS TIME

n       Wilde in France / Wilde and his French contemporaries n       Wilde and his Irish contemporaries: Moore, Shaw, Yeats, Somerville, Joyce &c
n       Wilde as vagabond / expatriate n

(b)    – WILDE’S LEGACY

n       Wilde’s European reputation n       Wilde beyond Europe
n       Wilde and 21st century theatre n       Wilde and cinema
n       Wilde and the Visual Arts n       Wilde and music
n       Wilde and the Internet n       Translating Wilde
n       Collecting Wilde n       Wilde’s worldliness
n       Adapting Wilde n       Re-writing Wilde
n       Wilde in fiction n       Wilde and Postmodernism
n       The understudied Wilde n       Where next in Wilde studies
We now ask for abstracts of c.500 words (or even full papers) to be sent as attachments (Word) to melmoth.paris@gmail.com by 1st June 2013, where they will be distributed anonymously among the reading committee.  A 25 minute length is recommended.  Papers may be in either English or French and will be considered for publication by The Rivendale Press.
Scientific committee: ‘Tunde Awosanmi (Ibadan), Elisa Bizzotto (Venice), Colette Colligan (Simon Fraser), Michael Davis (Lemoyne), Petra Dierkes-Thrun (Stanford), Emily Eells (Nanterre), Irena Grubica (Rijeka), Ilze Kačāne (Daugavpils), Jarlath Killeen (Trinity College, Dublin), Pascale Mc Garry (University College, Dublin), Sandra Mayer (Vienna), Sarah Maier (New Brunswick), Michèle Mendelssohn (Mansfield College, Oxford),  Gilbert Pham-Than (Paris Nord), Ignacio Ramos Gay (València), Florina Tufescu (Romanian Wilde scholar based in Sweden), Emmanuel Vernadakis (Angers), MarieNoëlle Zeender (Nice-Sophia Antipolis).
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