Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cfp: "Bakhtin Through the Test of Great Time," Fourteenth International Mikhail Bakhtin Conference, University of Bologna, July 4-8, 2011.

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

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:

Conference website (currently under construction):

Contact Information

Scientific Coordinator: Federico Pellizzi
Coordinating Assistant: Susan Brewer
Conference Organizer: Roberta Partisani

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: 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.


  1. It is already the middle of July, and nothing has moved in the official website. One should have at least announced the canceling of the conference, but prof. Pelizzi does not answer mails. I find it outrageous. Why, then, should you advertise a conference that will not take place?

  2. I think I read somewhere that the conference has hit a snag of some kind and that many people have complained about a lack of response. Please bear in mind that PHILOSOPHY'S OTHER has no say in / control over any conference advertised herein and that all Cfps remain in the blog archive regardless.

  3. is this conference finally taking place ?

  4. I personally have no idea but it might not be a bad idea to contact the organiser (I got his address from the Bakhtin Listserve). If you find out anything, please share the information here.