The event will focus both on Arctic discourse in literary texts and literary discourse in non- literary descriptions of the Arctic. It will examine the development of Arctic discourses, the use of narrative, figurative and generic strategies in Arctic discourses, and the effect of changing communication technologies on Arctic discourses. It will also focus on contact zones between the European/American and the Arctic, and cultures which identify themselves as both Arctic and European/American.
Please send abstracts for papers by 15 September 2007 to Silje Gaupseth (firstname.lastname@example.org ). The participation registration deadline will be 1 November 2007.
”Arctic Discourses 2008”, Tromsø 21-23 February 2008, is part of the research programme of the Arktiske diskurser project, based at the University of Tromsø and funded by the University and The Research Council of Norway. For more information and updates on the conference, see http://uit.no/humfak/arkdisk/ .
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