The Asian Conference on Literature 2017 (LibrAsia2017)

  • Conference Call
  • The Inter­na­tional Aca­d­e­mic Forum (IAFOR), in con­junc­tion with its global uni­ver­sity and insti­tu­tional part­ners, is proud to announce The Asian Con­fer­ence on Lit­er­a­ture 2017 (LibrAsia2017).

    This inter­na­tional and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­fer­ence will act as a cen­tre for aca­d­e­mics, prac­ti­tion­ers and pro­fes­sion­als to dis­cuss new research in Lit­er­a­ture. LibrAsia2017 will cre­ate oppor­tu­ni­ties for the inter­na­tion­al­i­sa­tion of higher edu­ca­tion and shar­ing of exper­tise. We invite pro­fes­sion­als from all cor­ners of the world to develop poli­cies, exchange ideas, and pro­mote new part­ner­ships with organ­i­sa­tions and peers.

    The Asian Con­fer­ence on Lit­er­a­ture 2017 (LibrAsia2017) will be held along­side The Asian Con­fer­ence on Arts & Human­i­ties 2017 (ACAH2017). Reg­is­tra­tion for either con­fer­ence will allow atten­dees to attend ses­sions in the other.

    Con­fer­ence Theme: “His­tory, Story, Nar­ra­tive”

    His­to­ri­ans are far from the only inter­ested party in writ­ing his­tory. In a sense it is an inter­est we all share – whether we are talk­ing pol­i­tics, region, fam­ily birthright, or even per­sonal expe­ri­ence. We are both spec­ta­tors to the process of his­tory while being inti­mately sit­u­ated within its impact and formations.

    How, then, best to write it? Is it always the victor’s ver­sion? Have we not begun increas­ingly to write “his­tory from below,” that lived by those who are not at the top of the power hier­ar­chy? Are accounts of his­tory always gender-​inflected, hith­erto at least men rather than women? Who gets to tell his­tory if the issue is colo­nial­ism or class? How does geog­ra­phy, the power of place, inter­sect with his­tory? What is the sta­tus of the per­sonal story or nar­ra­tive within the larger frame of events?

    This con­fer­ence addresses issues of writ­ing his­tory from lit­er­ary and other dis­cur­sive per­spec­tives. That is to say: nov­els, plays, poems, auto­bi­og­ra­phy, mem­oir, diary, travel log, and a vari­ety of styles of essay. One thinks of Shakespeare’s his­tory plays, Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Shi Nai’an’s The Water Mar­gin, Balzac’s La Comédie Humaine. It also addresses oral his­tory, the spo­ken account or wit­ness, Hiroshima sur­vivor to mod­ern Syr­ian migrant

    Which also con­nects to the nexus of media and his­tory. The great “his­tor­i­cal” films con­tinue to hold us, be it Eisenstein’s Octo­ber: Ten Days That Shook the World (1925) or Gone with the Wind (1940). We live in an age of doc­u­men­taries, whether film or TV. There is a view that we also inhabit “instant” his­tory, the down­load to lap­top, the app, the all-​purpose mobile. How has this tech­nol­ogy changed our per­cep­tion, our lived expe­ri­ence, of his­tory? What is the role of com­mem­o­ra­tion, parade, hol­i­day, fes­ti­val, or stat­u­ary, in the writ­ing of history?

    The dif­fer­ent modes by which we see and under­stand his­tory, flow and counter-​flow, nev­er­the­less come back to cer­tain basics.

    One asks whether we deceive our­selves in always ask­ing for some grand nar­ra­tive. Can there only be one nar­ra­tor or is his­tory of neces­sity a col­lo­quium, con­tested ground? Is national his­tory a myth? And history-​writing itself: is it actu­ally a form of fic­tion, an arti­fice which flat­ters to deceive? What, exactly, is a his­tor­i­cal fact?

    This con­fer­ence, we hope, will address these per­spec­tives and oth­ers which con­nect and arise.

    starting: ending: 02.04.2017 Location: , Category:


    Conference START 02.04.2017 END

    All deadlines have expired!

    This conference has no more open deadlines. There may be successive conferences coming up you may by interested in.

    Please check our conference list and search...

    Conference Facts

    Location , Address Kumochibashidori 7-1-13, Chuo Ku Category Organiser More Info Conference Website

    Further interesting Conferences

    Currently we have no similar events listed. Please check our website regulary, subscribe to our RSS-Feed or follow us on twitter for new listings.