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Full Title: Specters of Influence

      
Location: Cracow, Poland
Start Date: 17-May-2014 - 17-May-2014
Contact: Piotr Kawulok
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://spectersofinfluence.wordpress.com/cfp/
Meeting Description: 2nd International Seminar on Literature: Specters of Influence
Cracow, May 17, 2014

In the twentieth century, multifarious theories of reciprocal relationship between literary texts have made a considerable impact on the manner of reading and theorizing literature. As one that stands out against other concepts, the theory of influence reclaimed the status of the author and emphasized the peculiar bond between literary precursors and their successors. Influence, considered by deconstructionists in terms of heritage and legacy, gained its meaning of spectral affinity that transgresses temporal and textual limitations. Drawing on Harold Bloom’s claim that influence is just another word for literature, we would like not only to propose a discussion on influence itself and specific cases of its presence in literary and theoretical texts, but also to invite critical responses to this concept.

The seminar will consist of several roundtable sessions. The full papers will be shared on our website before the seminar and discussed during the sessions by their authors. There will be no possibility of otherwise presenting the papers.

The conference fee is 200 PLN (50 EUR) and includes conference materials, coffee breaks, lunch, and costs of publication.

Following Specters of the Author, the event is the second edition in the series of international seminars Specters of Theory. By bringing together researchers in literary studies, we would like to create an open space for reconsidering twentieth-century theoretical concepts and their spectral representations in literature.
Linguistic Subfield: Ling & Literature; Philosophy of Language
LL Issue: 25.288


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