The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0104 Monday, 18 February 2008
Date: Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 19:09:06 +0100 (GMT+01:00)
Subject: Esse-9 Conference, Seminar 20: Shakespeare and Discourse Stylistics
Second Call for Papers: ESSE 9 Conference - Aarhus, Denmark, 22-26
August 2008: Seminar 20: Shakespeare and Discourse Stylistics.
The next ESSE conference will be held at the University of Aarhus,
Denmark, from 22 to 26 August 2008. We invite papers for Seminar 20:
'Shakespeare and Discourse Stylistics'.
The deadline for submitting proposals to this panel is 1 March 2008.
From copia to stylistic reticence, Shakespeare's playtexts map out the
extreme limits and impasse of verbal communication. The present seminar
aims at assessing and highlighting the discourse strategies and
structures at stake in conversational exchange and interaction in the
very process of capturing the world of human understanding and
relationships. Such a process involves the difficulty, sometimes the
impossibility, and the exhilaration of mediating that world through
language. Shakespeare's playtexts should be envisaged as being rooted in
a cultural and rhetorical context in which meaning (and the difficulties
of conveying meaning) is a collaborative construction, involving author,
text, culture, and reader. Papers are welcome on the range of
Shakespeare's negotiations with the problematics of the production of
meaning. Areas of exploration include textual stylistics, semantics,
pragmatics, and semiotics.
Contact details for Panel 20:
Dr. Mireille Ravassat (University of Valenciennes, France)
Dr. Lene Petersen (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK)
Those wishing to participate in seminar are invited to submit 200-word
abstracts of their proposed papers directly to both conveners of the
seminar in question before 1 March 2008. The conveners will let the
proponents know whether their proposals have been accepted no later than
21 March 2008.
For more details, see the conference website:
There is a general conference website at: http://www.esse2008.dk/
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