[CFP] International Conference on “Western Critical Theory and Chinese Literary Scholarship”, 23-24 May 2019, Lingnan University

CFP: International Conference on “Western Critical Theory and Chinese Literary Scholarship”

Date: 23-24 May 2019
Venue: Lingnan University

The deadline for submission of application (with 300 words abstract for individual paper or 1200 words for panel proposal, and biographical notes) is Tuesday 30 October 2018.

This conference invites proposals for individual papers or panels that initiate in-depth dialogues between Western and Chinese literary theories. The dialogues should illuminate the unique features of each as well as their shared insights into issues of universal interest from comparative perspectives. We welcome papers that evaluate the application of Western critical theories to the studies of modern and premodern Chinese literature. We will also consider original essays introducing latest Western critical theories that may throw new light on intrinsic and/or extrinsic aspects of Chinese poetry, fiction, drama and other genres. A good number of papers will be selected and peer reviewed for possible publication in Prism: Theory and Modern Chinese Literature, a Duke University Press journal (to be launched in 2019), either as themed clusters in a regular issue or as a special issue, in the fall of 2020. If written in Chinese, selected papers will be peer-reviewed for possible publication in the Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies 嶺南學報.

CONTACT: The Centre for Humanities Research and the Department of Chinese, Lingnan University, Hong Kong (chr@LN.edu.hk)