[EDLING:180] CFP: (Re)Constructing Pain and Joy in Language, Literature, and Culture (Greece)

Francis M Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Tue May 11 20:21:08 UTC 2004

 Hellenic Association for the Study of English

6th International Conference

October 20-23, 2005

(Re)Constructing Pain and Joy in Language, Literature, and Culture

Conference site:


 The 6th HAS=C5 conference aims at addressing the special theme of Pain =
 and Joy which have been explored as experiences combining physical, =
 psychological, private, public, conceptual and cultural dimensions. To =
 investigate how these multi-faceted and subjective domains of human =
 experience are construed and constrained, prospective participants are =
 invited to contribute studies in the fields of linguistics, literature =
 and cultural theory from autonomous or interdisciplinary perspectives. =
 Hence, links between different areas within and across these fields are =
 particularly encouraged. Drawing upon the debate on representing vs. =
 (re)constructing reality through language and literature, the conference =
 is meant to explore views in relation to the treatment of 'joy' and =
 'pain'. Furthermore, it fosters work that addresses the question of the =
 extent to which pain/joy may be seen as agents of either the inhibition =
 or the stimulation of creativity.

 Pain and joy may be examined in relation to the suggested topics below =
 (the list not being exhaustive):=20

        cognition and emotion

        cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspectives

        instinct vs. education in science and culture

        socio-cultural stereotypes

        power and authority

        identity formation

        collective and/or individual memory


        pain and ponos

        religion, morality and ethics

        textuality vs. physicality


Paper presentation format:

 20-minute speaker presentation, followed by 10-minute discussion

 Abstract specifications:

 Maximum length:     300 words (excluding references)

 Font type:               Times New Roman

 Font size:                12 pt

 Line spacing:           1.5

Note:   Each author may submit no more than one individual and one
co-authored abstract.

Abstracts should be sent electronically to: atzanne at enl.uoa.gr

Applicants who have no access to e-mail facilities should fax their
abstracts to: +30 210 7277020


 mail them to:

Angeliki Tzanne

Faculty of English Studies

School of Philosophy

University of Athens

Panepistimioupoli Zographou

Athens 157 84


E-mail abstract submission:

In addition to your abstract, please provide the following information:



       title of proposed paper

       references (optional)

       bionote (maximum length: 100 words)=20

       postal address

       telephone number=20

       e-mail address

Regular postal submission:

Send 3 copies of the abstract. Include a separate sheet of paper with =
the following information:



       title of proposed paper

       references (optional)

       bionote (maximum length: 100 words)

       postal address

       telephone number=20

       e-mail address

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 10 January 2005

Notification of acceptance: 21 March 2005

Organising Committee

Chair:           Chryssoula Lascaratou

Vice Chair: Spiros Iliopoulos

Treasurer:   Christina Dokou

Secretary:    Angeliki Tzanne (atzanne at enl.uoa.gr)

Members:    Anna Despotopoulou

            Elly Ifantidou

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