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Appel : Centenaire de Zévaco

Journée du Centenaire Zévaco

Appel à communications, pour le 15 juin 2018

Le 8 août 2018 sera le centenaire de la mort de Michel Zévaco, emporté par une maladie d’estomac à Eaubonne, où il est enterré. A cette occasion, le Centre International Michel Zévaco organise une journée d’étude consacrée à l’écrivain, en collaboration avec le CSLF, l’Université Paris Nanterre et l’Université de Lleida. Cette journée vient compléter la parution, prévue pour octobre 2018, d’un hors-série de la revue Le Pardaillan, numéro-hommage qui a pour thématique l’une des dimensions les plus importantes de la vie de Zévaco, la révolte et sa mise en fiction.

Journaliste à la plume acérée, militant farouchement engagé, et romancier à succès, grand maître du roman de cape et d’épée, Zévaco est emblématique de la littérature de son époque. Ses romans, célébrés par Jean-Paul Sartre ou François Le Lionnais, ont fait rêver des générations, et ont été adaptés au cinéma (avec Jean Marais et Gérard Barray dans les rôles-titres) mais aussi à la radio, en bande-dessinée, ou encore en opérette. C’est dans la deuxième moitié du XXe siècle qu’il tombe dans un oubli relatif, sans doute partiellement dû à la désaffection du genre de cape et d’épée, et à la permanence de l’aura d’Alexandre Dumas.

L’un des objectifs de cette journée d’étude est donc de remettre à l’honneur ce romancier injustement oublié, et de faire le point sur Continuer la lecture de Appel : Centenaire de Zévaco

CFP: The Marginalised Mainstream: Literature, Culture & Popularity, 8–9 November 2012 (ABSTRACTS: 1 June)

CFP

The Marginalised Mainstream: Literature, Culture & Popularity

8–9 November 2012

(ABSTRACTS: 1 June)

8-9 November 2012, Senate House, University of London

Keynote speakers include: Professor Phillip Tew (Brunel University) and Professor Christoph Lindner (University of Amsterdam)

‘Texts are always sites of evaluative struggle between the “high” and the “low”, whatever the presumed hierarchical positioning of their overall domain.’ (Léon Hunt)

The Marginalised Mainstream seeks to discuss the growing interest in and importance of mainstream culture and the popular as ways of engaging with cultural products of the late nineteenth to early twenty-first centuries, the long twentieth century, 1880–2010. Specifically, we seek to bring together postgraduate students, early career academics and established researchers working in the fields of Literature, Cultural Studies and elsewhere in the Humanities, to explore the mainstream culture and objects of mass appeal are so frequently marginalised by the academic community, as well as to offer some explanations for why this marginalisation might be.

We invite proposals for papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels from all disciples on themes that could include, but are not limited to, the following:

• The changing conceptualisation of canonicity;
• Genres, subgenres and the process of genre-fication;
• Queer fictions and alien concepts;
• ‘Low-’, ‘middle-’ and ‘high-brow’ texts;
• Critical acclaim vs. mass appeal;
• Cult classics and forgotten classics;
• Award winners, box-office smashes and bestsellers;
• Taking theory where it’s never gone before;
• Historiographies of gender, race and class.

It goes without saying that writers, texts or topics need not be canonical and we actively encourage papers discussing writers, texts and visual media from around the world.

Panels will consist of three 20-minute papers followed by discussion. A lunch will be included on the first day, followed by a closing wine reception at the end of the second, where we hope all delegates and attendees will have a chance to mingle.

Abstracts of no more than 350 words are invited by 1 June 2012 . They must include:

• 350-word abstract, including title;
• your name;
• affiliation;
• contact information;
• a brief biographical paragraph about your academic interests;
• any technical support that might be needed.

Please email submissions, in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, to organisers Brittain Bright (Goldsmiths College, University of London), Sam Goodman (University of Exeter) and Emma Grundy Haigh (Goldsmiths College, University of London) at

marginalisedmainstream@gmail.com

Acceptances will be sent out by no later than 16 July 2012.

Conference website: http://marginalisedmainstream.wordpress.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marginalised-Mainstream-Conference-2012/25…

Please note: we are not in a position to assist with conference travel or subsistence.