Association for Low Countries Studies, 11th Biennial Conference
29 June – 1 July 2016
University College Dublin
Narration and story telling emerges as a new turn within the academy. Scholars increasingly question their position as observers or spectators and are not afraid to move towards a more engaged position. Ownership of the narrative is a central focus and concern.
For the 11th ALCS Biennial Conference in 2016 – the centenary year of the Easter Rising in Ireland – we want to examine the narrative of change. How is change represented and narrated and how do these narratives change over time? All this in a Low Countries or comparative context and along and across broad cultural, linguistic and historical lines.
Topics may include:
- Narrating change of cultural practices and dissenting voices
- Narration of social change and the imaginative
- Narrating change and changing narrative in literature and the arts
- Changing relationships between text and image in the pictorial arts
- Changing linguistic norms and status of language varieties
- Translation as a process of change and transformation
- Narrating change emerging from studies of lexis, semantics, pragmatics and syntax
The keynote speakers will be announced in January 2016.
Please submit your proposal in the form of a 300-word abstract by 28 February 2016 to our Conference System.
Selected papers will be published in the ALCS Journal: Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies