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OLLO 2016 : Orient in Literature - Literature of the Orient : Sources & Inspirations


When Mar 17, 2016 - Mar 18, 2016
Where Toruń, POLAND
Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2015
Notification Due Dec 10, 2015
Categories    literature

Call For Papers

The conference is the 3rd edition of the annual meeting of academics who are interested in problems of perception, interpretation or translation of the Oriental literatures. The first edition of the conference took place in March 2014. We look forward to all specialists of literary and culture studies, philologists, and other experts on Asian and African literary heritage as well as those, whose research topics relate to reception of the Oriental subjects and motifs in Western literary texts.

During the conference diverse problems and topics ranging from theoretical issues in the field of literature and translation studies, through the results of various types of research and literary analysis, together with their implications for the perception of Oriental works in Europe and in the world, are discussed. It enables all participants to present not only the current view of the issues that have been known and discussed for a long time, but also to present innovative concepts representing the latest literary trends.

The key-words of the 3rd edition conference are Sources & Inspirations that imply numerous perspectives in research on literary texts:

• sources of Oriental texts
• (sources of) literary topoi in Oriental literature
• inspirations in Oriental literature
• Orientalism in literature and its sources
• Orient as a source of inspiration for European literature
• intertextuality and sources of literary works
• searching for sources and/or roots as a literary motif
• Orient as a source of...
• ... and many other topics related to the key-words of this year's conference.

We hope our conference will be a good occasion to discover some of these perspectives, to show new trends and subjects present in discourse on Oriental literary works and Oriental topics in Polish, European and world literature.

17-18th March 2016
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland

Nicolaus Copernicus University | Faculty of Philology
Center for Chinese Language & Culture | Center for Arabic Language & Culture | Center for Japanese Language & Culture
ul. Bojarskiego 1, 87-100 Toruń, POLAND

Polish Oriental Society
Faculty of Oriental Studies | University of Warsaw
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warszawa, POLAND

Adam Bednarczyk, PhD, e-mail:
Magdalena Kubarek, PhD, e-mail:
Maciej Szatkowski, MA, e-mail:

Magdalena Lewicka, PhD
tel: +48 (56) 611-35-78, +48 605-181-163
fax: +48 (56) 611-36-93

Deadline of paper and panel proposal submission: 15 November 201 ---) extended to Monday, 30 November, 2015
Notification of acceptance: 10 December 2015
Registration and paying fee: 6 January – 5 February 2016
Preliminary version of conference program: 20 February 2016
Final version of conference program: 5 March 2016
Conference: 17-18 March 2016
Paper submission deadline (for book publication): 31 May 2016


The conference fee is: 300 PLN (approx. 75 EUR / 80 USD / 50 GBP).

The fee includes:
 welcome dinner (on Thursday)
 lunch
 refreshments during coffee breaks
 conference materials
 costs of paper publication in peer-reviewed conference proceedings

Transportation expenses and lodging costs are not included. If necessary, we are willing to help you find a comfortable accommodation.

English, Polish

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