Dear Friends, some four years later, here we come back again. We are pleased to announce that time has come that we hold again our international conference on the American literary and cultural West.
In REWEST Research Group we are planning to have our fourth edition next October 2018. And we'd better be starting to get it all ready so here you have some information on what we are planning to do and how to get on board. Soon, you'll find more information on this right here, stuff on how to travel and stay, registration, program, keynote speakers... So far, here we will leave the call for papers and a summary of the most important information that you need for now: name, date, place. The conference will be held in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, at the Faculty of Arts, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). It will take place from October 8 to October 10 2018. The title for this new edition reads like follows: IV International Conference on the American Literary and Cultural West: The West Travels beyond Itself: New Spaces, New Voices, New Forms. You will find more information on how to submit proposals in the call for papers. You can either read it from here or click on the click below to download it:
Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you want to get more information or if you have any doubt. We have a new email address: email@example.com.
We would really enjoy having you here with us next October.
IV International Conference on the American Literary and Cultural West:
The West Travels Beyond Itself: New Spaces, New Voices, New Forms
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)
8-10 October 2018
The IV International Conference on the American Literary and Cultural West, The West Travels Beyond Itself: New Spaces, New Voices, New Forms, organized by the REWEST research group (Research in Western American Literature and Culture, www.ehu.eus/rewest), seeks for papers which expose the contemporary revision and revival of the West and as a literary and cultural form of representation, as well as of its global impact. The Conference will privilege transnational and interdisciplinary approaches aiming to understand the artistic production of space and a cultural site whose iconography has moved beyond national limits and literary and artistic borders.
The aim of the Conference is to propose a site of debate about the revision and revival of the West as an ideological and cultural concept. We aim at analyzing the new dimensions of the global, multicultural, multicontextual, multidisciplinary 21st century West. In this light, papers can address a variety of issues ranging from (but not only):
-The West travels beyond itself
-The West looks at Europe
-Europe looks at the West
-The influence of the cultural myths of the Old West in the present century
-The new literary voices of the West
-“Other” western narratives
- Environmental literature of the American West
- Reimagining women in the West
- Western masculinities
- Western mythologies
- The American West in popular culture
- The West and its new forms of expression
- New Western music
- New Western cinema
-The West in the arts
- The West and the new digital forms of communication
-The West in television
- The West in comics and graphic novels
Papers should not exceed 2.000-3.000 words (approx. a 20 minutes delivery). Although English will be the official language of the Conference, papers in Spanish and Basque will also be accepted.
Please submit your proposal (300 words) plus a brief bio-note (200 words) to the Conference organizers by April 30th, 2018. Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.