NEXT CONFERENCE: 15-16.SEPTEMBER 2016


 

Department of English Language and Literature Faculty of Philology University of Montenegro

CALL FOR PAPERS

The XII International Conference on Anglo-American Literary Studies


Renaissance(s)

“Renaissance(s)” is the topic for the next International Conference to be held in Podgorica, Montenegro, September 15-16, 2016. The plurality of the title is meant to be an invitation to prospective attendees to explore various approaches and interpretations other than the obvious one of the “classical” Italian Renaissance of the 14th-16th centuries, even though this period will afford scholars many paper-topics for the Conference. If we take the literary term “renaissance” (from the Italian Rinascimento ) in its more literal sense, that of a “rebirth,” or “renewal,” or even the “re-writing” of literary texts, then this expands our choice of topics immensely.

The following suggestions for topics move from the very broad to the more particular and circumscribed, but of course in no way do they exhaust the multitude of possibilities.

  • As suggested above, the Italian Renaissance, looking Janus-like back to antiquity and forward to modernity, offers much material. In what ways did it use and revitalize ancient texts and art forms?
  • The English Renaissance reached its zenith during the Elizabethan Age, with its great burgeoning of poetry and drama. What innovations in literary art took place during this period, and what were the influences that fuelled such innovations.
  • The Cultural Renaissance of a nation/country. The renewal of indigenous art forms after the suppression of a national culture, usually due to some form of colonial rule, Harlem Renaissance and Native American Renaissance.
  • The re-birthing, re-writing, of earlier texts by modern or post-modern writers.  James Joyce’s Ulysses re-writing of the Odyssey is a classic example, but there are many others.
  • It is often said that the film is not as good as the book.  But can a good film somehow give new life to a text?
  • Can an individual writer reinvent him/her self? A writer long thought moribund suddenly comes back to life with a new work.
  • What about a text, fiction or poetry, that has as its main theme the re-birth of its central character?

We are pleased to announce that our confirmed keynote lecturers are professor Robert Sullivan, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and professor Boris Berić, University of Osijek, Croatia.

Abstracts of 300 words, including author’s name and affiliation, should be sent to Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević (alexmontenegro@t-com.me). The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2016.
The conference fee is 80,00 euros payable upon registration. It includes conference material, the book of abstracts, refreshments, conference dinner and an excursion.

The conference venue will be the American Corner in Podgorica, which has a decent library on American literature, shares premises with the Podgorica’s famous theatre and cultural centre “Budo Tomović,” and is conveniently situated in the very heart of the town.

Podgorica has an international airport, yet it is also not far from the airports in Tivat (Montenegro), Tirana (Albania), and Dubrovnik (Croatia). It offers a variety of accommodation styles, from apartment renting over economy bed & breakfast to luxurious hotels.

Should you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For the Organizing Committee,
For the Organizing Committee,

Dr. Marija Krivokapić
Dr. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević For the Academic Committee,
Dr. Bojka Đukanović, University of Montenegro
Dr. Miloš D. Đurić, University of Belgrade,Serbia
Dr. Aleksandra V. Jovanović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Raad Kareem Abd-Aun, University of Babylon, Iraq
Dr. Marija Krivokapić, University of Montenegro
Dr. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević, University of Montenegro
Dr. Petar Penda, University of Banja Luka,Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Sanja Runtić, University of Osijek,Croatia
Dr. Nina Sirković, University of Split,Croatia
Dr. Robert Sullivan, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Armela Panajoti, University of Vlore, Albania

 

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FILOZOFSKIFAKULTET
The Discourse of Power in
Anglo-American Literature

XI International Conference on Anglo-American Literary Studies

Department of English Language and Literature
Faculty of Philosophy Nikšić
University of Montenegro
September 11-12, 2015
Cetinje
National Library ‘Đurđe Crnojević’

For the Organizing Committee

Marija Krivokapić
Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević


For the Academic Committee,

Bojka Đukanović, University of Montenegro
Miloš D. Đurić, University of Belgrade
Aleksandra V. Jovanović, University of Belgrade
Marija Krivokapić, University of Montenegro
Philip McGowan, Queen’s University Belfast
Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević, University of Montenegro
Sanja Runtić, University of Osijek
Nina Sirković, University of Split
Robert Sullivan, University of Mostar
Bledar Toska, University of Vlora

Technical Support:
Dalibor Vukotić

Print:
ITP «Kolo»

Copies:
100

ISBN 978-86-7798-101-3

® Faculty of Philosophy, Nikšić, 2015

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 NOVI


09.00 – 10.00: Registration (Ground floor)

10.00 – Welcome Address
Prof. Dr Goran Barović, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy
Ms Jelena Đurović, Head of the National Library

10.30 Keynote lecture: Professor Eric Athenot, Université François-Rabelais, Tours, France, ‘Resist Much, Obey Little’: Power Relations in the Poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson
11.30 – 11.45 Coffee Break

11.45 – 13.15 Mediator: Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević
Svetlana Kalezić-Radonjić, University of Montenegro, Discourse of Power in Milton’s Paradise Lost and Njegoš’ The Ray of the Microcosm
Anđelka Raguž, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Power of Tears: Margery Kempe and Female Empowerment in the Middle Ages
Branko Marjanović, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, When Equality is Just not Enough – The Interplay of Love and Power in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and Bronte's Jane Eyre
Denis Kuzmanović, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, When Worlds Collide: Tradition and Pragmatism in King Lear and Richard II

13.15 – 16.00 Museum visit and lunch

16.00 – 17.30 Mediator Robert Sullivan
Robert Sullivan, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Here’s Looking at You Kid”: The Power of Surveillance
Tomislav Kuna, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Maintenance of Power – Louis Althusser’s Ideological and Repressive State Apparatuses
Candace Fertile, Camosun College, Victoria, BC, Canada, The Power of Popularity
Afrim Sjarina, Priština University, Kosovo, Power of Love

17.30-17.45 Coffee break

17.45 – 19.00 Mediator Bledar Toska
Bledar Toska, University of Vlore, Albania, Representing Oscar Wilde's Discursive Power: Verbal Processes in The Picture of Dorian Gray
Armela Panajoti, University of Vlore, Albania, Power Shift in Lord of the Flies: A Foucauldian Reading
Brankica Bojović, University of Montenegro, Semantic Structuring of Idioms in the Novel The Devil Wears Prada

20.00 Conference dinner

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015

10.00-11.30 Mediator Boris Berić
Boris Berić, University of Osijek, Croatia, Hard Men and Soft Women: The Gendering Power of the Virtual
Sanja Čukić, Faculty of Business and Industrial Management, Union University, Belgrade, and Jelena Fišić, Pro-elektro, Novi Sad, Serbia, Name as a Powerful Means of Forming Identity in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake
Biljana Oklopčić, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia, The Discourse of Power in Popular Fiction: A Case Study of Charlaine Harris’s Dead Until Dark
Janko Andrijašević, University of Montenegro, The Quest for Knowledge of Self as a Driving Power in Somerset Maugham’s The Razor’s Edge

11.30 – 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 – 13.00 Mediator Marija Krivokapić
Raad Kareem Abd-Aun, University of Babylon, Iraq, The Discourse of Power in Western Philosophy and Literary Theory: An Introduction
Neil Diamond, International University of Novi Pazar, Serbia, Indian in Quotes
Marija Krivokapić, University of Montenegro, and Petar Penda, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Power of Balkan Higher-Education Express

13.00 Excursion to Lovćen and lunch. Bus leaves in front of the venue.

INFO

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Discourse of Power in Anglo-American Literature

XI International Conference on English Language and Literary Studies

 

Department of English Language and Literature

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Montenegro

Cetinje, September 11-13, 2015

National Library “Đurđe Crnojević”

 

 

The English faculty of the University of Montenegro invites scholars to join the discussion of the challenging issue of the discourse of power. Although our topic focuses on the examples from Anglo-American literature, we propose a multidisciplinary approach.
Before we begin to discuss the discourse of power, we must answer the fundamental questions:what is power? Dictionaries interestingly disagree. An entry in the Oxford Dictionary talks about “the ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way.” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as“the ability or right to control people or things.” The Encyclopædia Britannica Online, however, has no entry for power per se, it discusses under “authority” which it defines as “the exercise of legitimate influence by one social actor over another.”


In his Republic, Plato dismisses poets because they are twice removed from truth. His dismissal negates the creative power which recreates in words the physical incarnations of the metaphysical.
Machiavelli believes that there is no moral basis on which to judge the difference between legitimate and illegitimate use of power. Rather, authority and power are essentially coequal: whoever has power has the right to command. In his Phenomenology of the Spirit, and in his famous master-slave dialectic, Hegel says that in order for the master to achieve his existence he must exercise his power over the slave who must relinquish all of his in order to achieve his right to exist.The relationship is that of assertion and submission, confiscation and relinquishment. Nietzsche, who exerted much influence on early twentieth century philosophy, argues that power is all. “There is nothing to life that has value, except the degree of power-assuming that life itself is the will to power.” If the “morality [that] guarded the underprivileged against nihilism […] would perish,” he concludes, “then the underprivileged would no longer have their comfort-and they would perish” (Will to Power). As Frantz Fanon elaborates in Black Skin, White Masks, this brute and coercive power is used in oppressing the colonized out of their savagery, while offering no model of civilization but the White Man’s.


Feminists approach to power is “understood in terms of an oppressive or unjust power-over relationship” (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy), of domination or control of the masculine over the feminine, or, to borrow a term from postcolonial theory,the oppression of the masculine of the female other. As Judith Butler asserts,“feminist critique ought also to understand how the category of ‘women,’ the subject of feminism, is produced and restrained by the very structures of power through which emancipation is sought” (Gender Trouble).


As the word originates from the Anglo-French “poueir,” “poer,” a derivation from the Vulgar Latin “potēre” that replaced Latin “posse,” meaning “to be able,” “have power,” it is also closely related to “potent,” coming from the Medieval Latin “potentia.” Therefore, apart from physical and political power, as explained above, there are other forms and expressions of power, such as the power of creativity, of love, of beauty, of literature, of knowledge, of discourse, of now, etc.
We are pleased to announce that our confirmed keynote lecturers are Professor Isabel Carrera Suárez from the University of Oviedo, Spain,and Professor Éric Athenot, from l’Université François-Rabelais, Tours, France.

Your proposals, containing an abstract no longer than 300 words, with up to 8 key words and a short CV,should be sent to Marija Krivokapić (marija13a@gmail.com) or Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević (alexmontenegro@t-com.me),by April 15, 2015.
The conference fee of 80,00 euros includes a book of abstracts, conference material, conference dinner, conference excursion,refreshments, peer reviewing and publishing. The payment method will be announced by the beginning of July 2015.
Fore more information on the conference, please visit: http://www.nicells.ac.me.

For the Organizing Committee,
Dr. Marija Krivokapić
Dr. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević

For the Academic Committee,
Dr. Bojka Đukanović, University of Montenegro
Dr. Miloš D. Đurić, University of Belgrade,Serbia
Dr. Aleksandra V. Jovanović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Raad Kareem Abd-Aun, University of Babylon, Iraq
Dr. Marija Krivokapić, University of Montenegro
Dr. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević, University of Montenegro
Dr. Petar Penda, University of Banja Luka,Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Sanja Runtić, University of Osijek,Croatia
Dr. Nina Sirković, University of Split,Croatia
Dr. Robert Sullivan, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Bledar Toska, University of Vlore, Albania

 

Hotels

Hotel Sindcel ***

 

·         Location: on the venue.

·         Price:

o   €27.00 for a single room with breakfast

o   €45.00  for a double room with breakfast

o   €70,00 for an apartment with 3 beds

·         Address: Danila Bojovica bb, 81400 Nikšić

·         Phone: 00 382 40 213-655, 213-652; fax: 00 382 40 212-591

·         E-mail: sindcelnk@gmail.com

·         Website: http://sindcel.blogspot.com/

 

 

Apartments Dragovic ***

 

·         Location: just one block from the conference venue, reachable in a few minutes walk

·         Price:

o   €25.00 per person + tax  (€ 0.50) + insurance (€0.10) for a standard apartment (three-bed apartment with double bed) and a superior room (two-bed apartment)

o   €30.00 per person + tax  (€ 0.50) + insurance (€0.10) for the "Executive apartment" (four-bed apartment with double bed)

·         Address: Serdara Scepana bb, 81400 Nikšić

·         Phone: +382 (0)40 200 600

·         E-mail: apartmanidragovicniksic@gmail.com

·         Website: http://www.apartmanidragovicniksic.com

 

 

Hotel Trebjesa ****

 

·         Location: on a little hill overlooking the town. It is reachable within 15 minutes walk from the town

·         Price:

o   €55.00 for a "standard" double room with breakfast

o   €70.00  for a "de lux" double room with breakfast

o   €96.00  for a "superior" double room with breakfast

·         Address: Trebjesa bb, 81400 Nikšić

·         Phone: +382 77 200 060

·         E-mail: info@hoteltrebjesa.me, reception@hoteltrebjesa.me

·         Website: http://www.hoteltrebjesa.me/eng/reservations.html

 

 


 

 

Hotel Vukov most ****

 

·         Location: 2 kilometers from the venue, half the way between Niksic and the popular summer resort lake Krupac

·         Price: €55.00 per person for a single/double room with breakfast

·         Address: Kapino polje bb, 81400 Nikšić

·         Phone/fax: 00 382 40  257131

·         E-mail: vukovmost@t-com.me

·         Website: http://www.hotelvukovmost.com/



 

 

Hotel Marsal **** (the most luxurious hotel in Nikšić)

 

·         Location: 2 kilometers from the venue

·         Price:

o   €35.00 for an economic room with breakfast

o   €50.00 for a single room with breakfast

o   €70.00 for a standard twin room with breakfast

o   €75.00 for a lux single room with breakfast

o   €100.00 for a lux twin room with breakfast

·         Address: Partizanski put bb, 81400 Nikšić

·         Phone: 00 382 40 223504

·         E-mail: reception@marshal group.me

·         Website:  http://www.marshalgroup.me/index.php/me/posebna-ponuda

 

CONTACT US

Organising Committee:

Marija Knežević, University of Montenegro, marija13a@gmail.com
Aleksandra Nikčević Batrićević, University of Montenegro, alexmontenegro@t-com.me


Academic Committee:

Nick Ceramella, University for Foreigners of Perugia
Bojka Đukanović, University of Montenegro
Aleksandra V. Jovanović, University of Belgrade
Marija Knežević, University of Montenegro
Vesna Lopičić, University of Niš
Aleksandra Nikčević Batrićević, University of Montenegro
Peter Preston, University of Nottingham
Marina Ragachewskaya, Minsk State Linguistic University
Sanja Runtić, University of Osijek
Isabelle White, Eastern Kentucky University
Dr. Bledar Toska, University of Vlora