|Conference 2012: The State/Republic of Theory|
|Friday, 18 May 2012 09:46|
Hosts: School of Languages and Research Unit: Languages and Literature in the South African Context, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), Potchefstroom, South Africa
Venue: Sports Village, University of North-West (Potchefstroom Campus)
Dates: 10-13 June 2012
In the wake of the after theory wave it is necessary to reconsider what theory in or of literature means and what it can contribute to our knowledge, both nationally and globally. New trends, like cognitive theory, mediality, trauma theory and digital humanities are emerging. Comparison of literatures and cultures is under scrutiny. The aim of the conference therefore is to take stock of the present state of literary theory and comparative literature (particularly in Africa and South Africa).
Confirmed plenary speaker: Prof. Peter Hühn, Interdisciplinary Center for Narratology, Hamburg.