Scholars wishing to present their papers will be invited tosubmit 200-250 word abstracts directly to convenors by 15 January 2020.
S56: Orientalism and Borealism in the Long Eighteenth Century
Both Orientalism and Borealism are modes of thinking, ways in which the Orient or the North were produced and re-produced as exotic performances and representations by the West eager to control the world by Othering anything that is different. Starting with but not limiting to the famous TurkishEmbassy Lettersof Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Mary Wollstonecraft’sLetters Written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, this panel will analyse various ways of commodifying the Orient and the North, the negotiations of identities in the various texts that constituted the Orientalist and the Borealist discourse during the long eighteenth century.
The Roaring Twenties were not only the gilded age of dance and entertainment sandwiched between the First World War and the Great Depression; but also the age of roaring novels in the British and American tradition. Although written almost a century ago, these novels problematized the basic and fundamental aspects of modern life. They pushed experimentation to very daring limits, explored sexuality without any false prudery, gave voice to the ethnic minorities and the new comers to Britain and America. This panel aims at analysing the novels of the 1920s from multiple perspectives.
Convenors: * Michaela Mudure (Babes-Bolyai University/Technical University Liberec, Romania), firstname.lastname@example.org * Begoña Lasa Álvarez (Universidade da Coruña, Spain), b.lasa@]udc.es