Lodz 16-18 May 2011ZAGADNIENIA RODZAJÓW LITERACKICH
LES PROBLÈMES DES GENRES LITTÉRAIRES
THE PROBLEMS OF LITERARY GENRES
Redaktor naczelny Prof. dr hab. Jaroslaw Pluciennik
Instytut Teorii Literatury, Teatru i Sztuk Audiowizualnych UL ul. Franciszkanska 1/5, Palac Biedermanna, 91-431 Lódz tel./fax (42) 665 51 33
International Interdisciplinary Conference
Kinds and Styles of Criticism
On 16-18 May 2011 in Lodz, International and Interdisciplinary Conference Kinds and Styles of Criticism will be held. The conference is organized by the Department of Theory of Literature, Institute of Theory of Literature, Theatre and Audiovisual Arts (University of Lodz) and the journal “The Problems of Literary Genres”.
The main object of reflection and discussion is criticism of the praxis and tradition,
which is inscribed in the literary genres and styles.
Many theorists of literature and culture point the critical approach of certain literary genres and styles to the tradition and status quo of social discourses. Some of them view origins of such criticism in rebellion of the author. However, since Immanuel Kant, modernity can be defined as criticism against the myths and symbols of tradition. In this context, there may appear such concepts as criticism (Michel Foucault), analyticity (Stanley Fish), rationality (Richard Rorty), secularization (Charles Taylor) and disenchantment (Weber). We are interested in criticism and skepticism, not necessarily leading to violent revolution.
Together with all the participants, we would like to consider the styles, genres and discourses, which clearly consist of criticism, doubt, and also - autoskepticism. Among them, often novel or essay are mentioned – but they are only some of the most typical examples in this un-typical issue.
We are also looking forward for suggestions discussing literary genres and styles in comparison to other cultural discourses.
Prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Gazda,
Prof. dr hab. Jaroslaw Pluciennik,
Conference languages: Polish and English
Estimated number of speakers: 80 people
Expected duration of the conference: 3 days
The conference fee will be: 300 PLN
Organizers provide coffee service and the publication of post-conference volume.
Every day of the conference on-site meeting will be given lunch. Cost per meal is 30 PLN. Please add lunch money to the conference fee and transfer the total amount at once.
Organizers prepared rooms
for participants of the conference in Centrum Szkoleniowo-Konferencyjne UL on the Rogowska street 7 (in place of the conference)
and on the Kopcinskiego street 26 (in the center of Lodz – where, each day of
the conference, university transport will be waiting for you).
Please make bookings and pay for accommodation on your own:
Centrum Szkoleniowo-Konferencyjne UŁ (Training and Conference Center)
Reception / Reservation:
tel. (48 42) 635-54-90
fax (48 42) 635-54-60
tel / fax (48 42) 659-82-11
(48 42) 659-87-51