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20190923

Slavic Worlds of Imagination 3: Metamorphoses

Date: 23.09.2019 - 24.09.2019
Place: JU Faculty of Polish Studies, ul. Gołębia 16
Organiser: Children’s and Youth Literature Research Centre of the JU Faculty of Polish Studies, JU Institute of Slavonic Studies
Contact: slavic.worlds.imagination@gmail.com
Slavic Worlds of Imagination 3: Metamorphoses

The third international conference “Slavic Worlds of Imagination” will focus on the potential of changes, metamorphoses and transformations in Slavic children’s literature, young adult fiction and fantasy literature, along with literary works based on the Bildungsroman tradition.

 

 

The conference organisers wish to encourage reflection and discussion on the following topics:

  • metamorphoses of characters in children’s and youth literatures of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (metamorphoses in fairy tales, changing people into animals or plants and vice-versa, magical transformations)
  • moral metamorphoses of characters, transgressions of the good-evil opposition in Slavic children’s and youth literature and in fantasy prose
  • coming through the life stages, rites of passage
  • Slavic Bildungsroman, narrations about the adolescence in literatures of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
  • metamorphoses of literary genres in the area of children’s and youth literature
  • motif of the evanescence in Slavic literatures for children, youth and in the fantasy prose
  • historical, social and cultural transformations in Slavic literatures for children and youth and in the fantasy prose
  • generation changes in literature, generation gap
  • resistance to the change
  • changes in reception of certain literary works, changes in literary canons
  • changes of literary works for adults into the children’s literature and vice-versa
  • transformations in the future (science fiction in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe)
  • changes in the aesthetics of children’s books in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

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