CFP: Online Conference Alice Munro at 90: Central European Interpretations

Budapest, Hungary

November 25-26, 2021

Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2021

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary and Eötvös Loránd University are pleased to announce a conference on “Alice Munro at 90_Central European Interpretations“ held in Budapest, Hungary, on November 25-26, 2021.

The Conference Organizing Committee welcomes papers in English or French on the literary, cinematic, social and environmental perspectives of Alice Munro’s works, including the following topics:

  • literary studies
  • genres
  • narration
  • cinema
  • adaptations
  • visual arts
  • social criticism
  • experimentation
  • diaspora
  • dystopia
  • Central European reception
  • women
  • feminism
  • gothic
  • bilingualism
  • translation
  • aging
  • diversity
  • immigration/migration
  • multiculturalism
  • transculturalism
  • indigenous perspectives
  • identity
  • environment

The intended program will feature a keynote lecture, multiple thematic sessions, a panel discussion as well as a teacher training event & film screening. The French sessions will be coordinated by the Canada Center of Pázmány Péter Catholic University.

Presentations should be 20 minutes long. Undergraduate and graduate students will have their separate sessions with the opportunity of delivering 10-minute papers. Following the presentations, each panel will feature a Q&A session.

Abstracts of papers (maximum 250 words) and a one-paragraph CV for those planning to deliver papers should be submitted by e-mail to the organizers at deak.timea@kre.hu and karoli.canada@gmail.com by September 15, 2021. Participants will be notified of the acceptance of their paper proposals by September 30, 2021.

Conference participation is free but delivering a paper is subject to the approval of one’s abstract. A selection of papers will be published in a special, peer-reviewed journal issue devoted to the theme of the conference.

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