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Empirical Joyce – 14th April 2017 Conference
April 22 - April 24
14th April Conference
22-24 April 2017, Kraków
Empirical studies have for a long time led a marginalized life on the fringes of literary criticism, frowned upon by traditional critics as mere word counting or the collection of dry-as-dust data, based in obscure realist epistemologies and lacking a theoretical spark. Over the last years – in some fields already a few decades – they have, however, gained some ground and offered new perspectives and insights into literary works and their production, the sociology of readership, the migration of memes and motifs into new cultural ecologies like popular culture or the digital media, the establishment of hypertexts or the empirical reconstruction of historical environments – the list is far from complete.
Most of these approaches have already been used to considerable extent in Joyce studies – which in general are explorative and open to new venues of investigation – but they can still offer innovative perspectives and, in addition, also allow for reviews of the results that have already been obtained over the last decades.
Please send an abstract of approximately 200 words to Katarzyna Bazarnik (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Dirk Vanderbeke (email@example.com). The deadline for paper proposals is 20th December 2016.
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