ALECLA 2018 : The Annual Lecture on Exile in Comparative Literature and the Arts

The 1st Annual Lecture on Exile Comparative Literature and the Arts commemorates the two millennia since the death of exiled poet Ovid here in the ancient city of Tomis. The lecture also includes plenary sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions, and other events. ALECLA 2018 will be preceded by AKECH 2018 and by Constanta Literature and the Arts Festival, CLAFest 2018, which will take place between July 9 and July 11. Objective: The objective of the conference is to create dialogues exceeding the boundaries of the literary, artistic and philosophical matrix. It aims to bring together scholars and opinion leaders from different disciplines and interests, providing an opportunity for the exchange of new ideas, cross-disciplinary exploration and cross-cultural research. Therefore, disciplines and perspectives are not limited. Lecture Language: While the plenary sessions will be held in English, panels can be held either in English, Romanian or Tatar (or its related Central Asian languages). Structure: ALECLA 2018 seminars are organized by individual members around topics of their own choosing. Most papers are grouped into twelve-person seminars that meet two hours per day for three days of the lecture to foster extended discussion. Some eight-person (or smaller) seminars meet just the first two days of the lecture. Depending on space availability, we may also consider accepting a limited number of one-day seminars, especially if they are innovative either in presentation format or in terms of theme. Important Date: Seminar Abstracts: 2017-11-12; Poster Abstracts: 2017-12-10; Paper Abstracts: 2017-12-10; Seminar Roster Proposal: 2017-12-17;