CALL FOR PAPERS
We have the pleasure of informing you about the forthcoming International Conference of ISSEI. It will be held in cooperation with the University of Malta, 24–29 July, 2006 on the theme:
The European Mind: Narrative and Identity
We live in an age of mass production of narratives. The prophecy of the European thinkers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, prescribing a paradigm for the creation of narrative, has become a reality. The result of the mass production of narratives is the leveling of all narratives, posing a challenge to authority. One ''''grand narrative'''' after another is discarded, leaving the European mind longing for a unifying narrative that crystallizes the European identity.
The 10th international conference of ISSEI, to be held in Malta in 2006, invites scholars from various disciplines such as History, Politics, Literature, Arts, Philosophy, and Religion to examine the European Identity and the multiplicity of narratives in the age of globalization.
The previous ISSEI conferences were held in 1988 – Amsterdam; 1990 – Leuven; 1992 – Aalborg; 1994 – Graz; 1996 – Utrecht; 1998 – Haifa; 2000 – Bergen; 2002 – Aberystwyth; 2004 – Pamplona.
What one regular conference participant has to say about the ISSEI conferences:
ISSEI’s composition is an invitation to move beyond the limits you have set for yourself, the constraints you have imposed on your own thinking, breaking through to new levels of performance and ability.
ISSEI’s engaging in age-old questions brings new dimensions and casts new light on situations and events of Europe’s history and perspective. – Prof. Dr. Heinz-Uwe Haus, Dept. of Theatre, University of Delaware, USA.
If you would like to participate in the conference by presenting a paper in one or more of the workshops please note the following:
Length of Paper:
Papers should not exceed 3000 words or 10 double spaced pages, including Notes. Notes need not be included in the presentation of the papers but they should be in the version intended for the proceedings.
The deadline of submitting your abstract to a workshop is April 15, 2006.
To whom shall I submit my paper?
On the conference website you will find a list of 85 workshops with Chairs from 30 countries. Papers should be submitted to the workshop Chair. If you are not sure for which Workshop(s) your paper(s) would be most suitable please send a short abstract of your paper to Prof. Ezra Talmor (firstname.lastname@example.org). He will then suggest a workshop Chair for you to contact.
We look forward to seeing you in Malta in 2006.
Ezra Talmor, ISSEI, co-Chair Henry Frendo, Univerity of Malta, Co-Chair