British Comparative Literature Association: Conférence internationale, 2-5 juillet 2007. Appel à communication

The British Comparative Literature Association

XI International Conference


Goldsmiths, University of London, 2-5 July 2007

Call for Papers

Plenary speakers:

- Piero Boitani (University La Sapienza, Rome)

- Rachel Bowlby (University College London)

- John Dixon Hunt (University of Pennsylvania)

- Alberto Manguel (Paris, Toronto)

- Susan Stewart (Princeton University)

Paper proposals of a comparative / interdisciplinary nature are invited, covering any genre or historical period. The following list is intended to suggest a possible range of subject areas:

madness, dunces, Erasmus, architectural and garden follies, rage,Quixotism, romantic love, fools and sages, lunacy, free association, ship of fools, error, holy fools, scientific folly, naivety/silliness, play, fools and jesters, carnival, delirium, poetic frenzy

The BCLA will offer a number of bursaries of up to £50 to graduate students giving papers at the conference. For further information or to apply, please contact the BCLA Secretary, Mrs Penelope Brown, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, The University of Manchester,
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK, e-mail:

Please send paper proposals (title + 200 word abstract) by 15 December
2006 to:


Department of English and Comparative Literature

Goldsmiths College

New Cross

London SE14 6NW


Fax: +44 (0)20 79197453


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XI BCLA International Conference "Folly"

Goldsmiths, University of London,

2-5 July 2007

BCLA Folly Conference

Department of English & Comparative Literature

Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross

London SE14 6NW