Call for papers: Anthony Burgess and France
Papers are invited for the 5th international symposium on Anthony Burgess, Burgess and France, to take place at the University of Angers, France, 5-6 December 2014.
Organised by the Anthony Burgess Centre of the Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire d’Angers (CRILA), the focus of the symposium will be Burgess’s special relationship with France.
Burgess’s work as a writer, critic, journalist, translator and composer often found sources of inspiration in French arts and culture. As frequent visitor and occasional resident, his personal as well as artistic life was enriched by contact with the country and its people. Four main aspects of these influences will be explored in this pluridisciplinary symposium:
Influences and representations of France, the French and French culture in Burgess’s literary works and journalism, including:
– The portrayal of famous Frenchmen, such as Napoleon in Napoleon Symphony and Napoleon Rising, or Debussy and Mallarmé
– The influence of French culture and thought on Burgess’s literary works, on his autobiographical writings, and on his work as journalist and literary critic
– Representations, clichés and stereotypes of France in Burgess’s literary works and journalis
– Burgess and French intellectuals and philosophers
– The impact of A Clockwork Orange in France.
Burgess and French television and cinema, including:
– Burgess on French television (programmes, interviews: Bernard Rapp, Bernard Pivot, Thierry Ardisson, etc.)
– Burgess’s work for the cinema in France (e.g., collaboration with Jean-Jacques Annaud on La Guerre du feu).
– Burgess and French cinema culture
French translations of Burgess’s works, and Burgess as translator, including:
– Burgess’s translations and adaptations of French works
– French perceptions of Burgess from translations of his works into French
– The difficulties of translating Burgess, the untranslatable in Burgess, and what remains to be translated of his works
The influences of French music on Burgess’s compositions, including:
– The influence of French music and its importance to Burgess as a composer
– Perception and representation of French musical styles in Burgess’s music (Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Debussy, etc.)
The symposium will combine thematic workshops and plenary conference sessions. Proposals for papers should be either in English or in French, the two working languages. Proposals should include the following:
– Name, first name, institution or university, research department of affiliation, postal address, email address and telephone number
– Which of the four themes the proposal addresses
– The title of the paper in English and in French
– A 200 to 300 word resumé, together with 5 key terms and a maximum of 5 bibliographical references
Please send by email by April 30, 2014 at the latest to Marc Jeannin: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Word document should be named using the model: Proposal-Name-First Name. The proposals received will be read by the 11 members of the selection committee. Their decision will be communicated in June 2014. A publication of papers from the symposium will appear in 2015.