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Reading the Fin De Siècle, Writing the Millennium
Taipei, August 1999

CALL FOR PAPERS READING THE FIN DE SIÈCLE, WRITING THE MILLENNIUM THE EIGHTH QUADRENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPARATIVE LITERATURE Tamkang University Tamsui, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, R. O. C.
We take great pleasure in announcing that the Eighth Quadrennial International Conference on Comparative Literature, sponsored by the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China and hosted by Tamkang University, will be held on Tamkang's campus in Tamsui, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, on 27-29 August 1999. The general theme of the conference is "Reading the Fin de Siècle, Writing the Millennium." Papers related to the following topics are solicited: 1. Literary and Cultural Studies at the Crossroads 2. The Turn of the Century and the End of Literacy 3. Crossing into the Millennium: SciFi and Cyberspace 4. Space, the City and the Body at the End of the Century 5. Eschatology: Illness and Its Metaphors 6. Alternative Modernity and Postcolonialism The official language of the conference is English. The conference seeks papers that span the disciplines of literature, film, art, architecture, music, subculture, etc. Papers accepted will be arranged for presentation at the conference. We also reserve the right to publish the papers in the proceedings of the conference. The deadline for proposals is 15 December 1998. Notice of acceptance, together with a registration form, will be sent before 15 January 1999. The registration fee of the conference is US$75. All participants from abroad whose papers have been accepted will be provided with board and lodging for the duration of the conference. Please send your proposal (500 words maximum) to: Dr Robin Chen-hsing Tsai The Eighth Quadrennial International Conference on comparative Literature c/o English Department Tamkang University Tamsui, Taipei Hsien Taiwan 25137 R. O. C. Tel: +886-2-2621-5656 ext. 2957 Fax: +886-2-2620-9912 E-mail: rnchtsai@ntmail.tku.edu.tw