CFP (conf): XIV International Bakhtin Conference


Fourteenth International Mikhail Bakhtin Conference, July 4-8, 2011, University of Bologna, University Centre of Bertinoro, Italy

You are cordially invited to participate in the XIV International Bakhtin Conference. The conference will be organized around various coordinated topic areas:

1) The philological issue (the situation of Bakhtinian texts, with
particular reference to the critical edition in seven volumes as yet unfinished;
2) Bakhtin philosopher and theorist (his contribution to philosophy, literary
theory, religious thought, aesthetics, anthropology and contemporary human
3) Bakhtin and literary, cultural and anthropological history (corpuses,
objects, languages, chronotopes).

There will also be special sessions on the Bakhtin Circle, religious thought, linguistic and mediological research, and musicology. However, papers and panel proposals on all aspects of the work of the Bakhtin Circle are welcome: genesis, influences, comparisons, reception, extensions, reformulations, exegesis, textology, translation, teaching, and in all spheres in which Bakhtinian thought is proving to be particularly productive.

Extended Deadline for Proposals of Papers:
February 28, 2011

Deadline for Panel Proposals:
February 15, 2011

Proposals should include: paper title, abstract of 600-800 words, author’s
name, institutional affiliation, full mailing address and e-mail address. Please
include up to five key words to describe your topic. Please send proposals
in word format to: Federico Pellizzi at
Acceptances will sent out by March 15, 2011.

Italian Scientific Committee
Giovanni Bottiroli (Comparative Literature, University o Bergamo)
Giuseppe Ghini (Slavic Studies, University of Urbino)
Federico Pellizzi (Italian Studies, University of Bologna), Coordinator
Ganpiero Piretto (Slavic Studies, University of Milano)
Augusto Ponzio (Semiotics and Philosophy of Language, University of Bari)
Ezio Raimondi (Italian Studies, University of Bologna, IBC)
Cesare Segre (Italian and Romance Studies, University of Pavia)
Vittorio Strada (Slavic Studies, University of Venezia)

Official Conference Languages: English, French, Russian, Italian.

Conference website (currently under construction):

Contact information
Scientific Coordinator: Federico Pellizzi
Coordinating Assistant: Susan Brewer
Conference Organizer: Roberta Partisani

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