“American Cultural Myths and Perspectives on the USA Literary Perception”
INSTITUTE OF PHILOLOGY AND HISTORY
COMPARATIVE HISTORY AND LITERATURE DEPARTMENT
We invite you to participate in an INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
“American Cultural Myths and Perspectives on the USA Literary Perception”,
dedicated to the memory of Professor Alexei Zverev, which will take place on October 20-21 2009 in the Institute of Philology and History. The conference is related to the fundamental topics that constituted the fields of Alexei Zverev's research. The conference is focused on the interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to historic, cultural, philosophical, psychological and religious aspects of American literature, as well as on its perceptions by other cultures.
The topics are:
1. American social and cultural concepts and literature;
2. America and Russia: sphere of literature contacts.
3. American literature in the context of West European cultures.
4. Images of America in cultural perceptions by other nations.
The conference will culminate with Round table discussion «American Literature in the Modern Comparative Studies»
Applications with abstracts (5 sentences) are accepted untill June 20 2009 via e-mail. Formal invitations will be sent by the committee after the acceptance of applications. Application example is attached.
In accordance with the results of the conference further publication is assumed.
Arrangement fee – $10. Transit and accommodation are provided by own account of the participants.
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