Update 3 (February 23, 2011):
The conference will be organized around various coordinated topic areas:
1) The philological issue (the situation of Bakhtinian texts, with particular reference to the critical edition in seven volumes as yet unfinished);
2) Bakhtin philosopher and theorist (his contribution to philosophy, literary theory, religious thought, aesthetics, anthropology and contemporary human sciences);
3) Bakhtin and literary, cultural and anthropological history (corpuses, objects, languages, chronotopes).
There will also be special sessions on the Bakhtin Circle, religious thought, linguistic and mediological research, and musicology. However, papers and panel proposals on all aspects of the work of the Bakhtin Circle are welcome: genesis, influences, comparisons, reception, extensions, reformulations, exegesis, textology, translation, teaching, and in all spheres in which Bakhtinian thought is proving to be particularly productive.
Extended Deadline for Proposals of Papers: February 28, 2011
Deadline for Panel Proposals: February 15, 2011
Proposals should include: paper title, abstract of 600-800 words, author’s name, institutional affiliation, full mailing address and e-mail address. Please include up to five key words to describe your topic. Please send proposals in word format to: Federico Pellizzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptances will sent out by March 15, 2011.
International Advisory Committee:
Ramon Alvarado, Universidad autónoma metropolitana (Mexico)
Craig Brandist, Bakhtin Centre Sheffield (GB)
Mika Lähteenmäki, Jyväskylä University (Finland)
Vitalij Machlin, MSPU (Russia)
Nikolaj I. Nikolaev, PSUL (Russia)
Clive Thomson, Western Ontario University (Canada)
Anthony Wall, University of Calgary (Canada)
Official Conference Languages: English, French, Russian, Italian.
Proceedings: a refereed conference proceedings volume will be published following the conference.
Conference fees: The conference fee is 200 € (student fee 100 €), payable directly online to the Conference Organizer: http://www.centrocongressibertinoro.it/corsi/corso-prenota_en.cfm
Conference website (currently under construction): http://www.bakhtinconference2011.it/.
Scientific Coordinator: Federico Pellizzi email@example.com
Coordinating Assistant: Susan Brewer firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Organizer: Roberta Partisani email@example.com
Update 2 (November 12, 2010): please note the change of dates above. Deadline for submission of paper proposals: January 15, 2011. Contact Frederico Pellizzi at the address below.
Update: Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. A response will be sent by the end of February 2010. The official website is not yet operative but will be set up shortly, at which point a further announcement will be made.