Thursday, January 28, 2010

News from Lodz, or, And Now for Something Completely Different

This comes courtesy of one of my LiveJournal Friends on joculum (where, by the way, I have just posted notice of a forthcoming book of poems by Derek Walcott that painters, at least, will enjoy). I am not sure whether any of my readership is old-school academic enough to be submitting paper proposals to anything, but if so or even if not, you might enjoy knowing that Lodz (or Lódz´, which is as close as this interface will let me type the proper Polish orthography) was the center of the pre-WW2 Polish avant-garde and is the European City of Culture for 2016, just to contextualize this a (very) little:

The Department of British Literature and Culture, University of Lodz
is happy to announce
that an academic conference in cultural studies

Monty Python in Its British
and International Cultural Contexts
How to recognise the Spanish Inquisition
from quite a long way away

will take place in Lodz on 28 - 29 October 2010

The suggested areas for discussion will include:
- Monty Python’s humour
- the language of Monty Python
- the visual poetics of Monty Python programmes and films
- Monty Python and the British tradition of humour
- Monty Python and the idea of Britishness
- Monty Python and stereotypes
- cultural subversion and iconoclasm
- Monty Python and counterculture
- The postmodern contexts for Monty Python
- The influence of Monty Python on British/international culture
- The reception of Monty Python abroad (in Poland and elsewhere)

The conference will take place in the University of Lodz Conference Centre.
The conference fee is 70 € for foreign scholars and 200 PLN for Polish scholars.

The reviewed selection of essays following the conference will be published.
Abstracts ca. 300 words will be sent by 30 April 2010 to:

The organizers of the conference are
Prof. Jerzy Jarniewicz
Tomasz Dobrogoszcz, PhD

No comments: