Call for papers

Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme

President: Anna GURAL-MIGDAL
Vice President: Robert SINGER
Secretary: Carolyn SNIPES-HOYT

Pusan National University

Call for Papers/Appel de Communications

AIZEN/Pusan National University
International Conference on
Worldwide Naturalism in Literature and Film

The AIZEN® (Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme) and Pusan National University (South Korea) solicit submissions for the jointly-sponsored conference "Worldwide Naturalism in Literature and Film" to be hosted by

The Department of English Language Education, College of Education,
and Pusan National University Film Institute,
Pusan, South Korea,
October 6-8, 2011

We invite proposals for original papers, panels of three or four, and special sessions. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Professors, scholars, instructors, and doctoral candidates from the disciplines of naturalist literature and film are encouraged to submit proposals for twenty-minute presentations. Audiovisual equipment will be available in the conference rooms.

The following are suggested topics or panel headings:

  • The Reception of Emile Zola in Asia
  • Asian Influences on French Naturalist Writers
  • Comparative Approaches to Asian Naturalist Texts
  • Special Panel: South Korean Naturalism
  • Naturalism in Asian Cinemas
  • Film Adaptations of Naturalist Novels
  • Zolian Fiction as Document/Documentary
  • Lesser-Known French Naturalists
  • Migration and Immigration in Naturalist Fiction
  • European Naturalism and Neo-naturalism
  • Brazilian and Hispanic Naturalist and Neo-Naturalist Fiction
  • Naturalism in Anglo- and Francophone Canadian Literature
  • Female Naturalist Writers in America
  • Special Panels on American Naturalist Writers:

    Theodore Dreiser, Jack London, Upton Sinclair, and Stephen Crane

  • American post-Darwinian and Neo-naturalist Fiction

Most papers will be presented in English, but abstracts and papers in French will also be welcome.

Please e-mail your suggestions for panels and/or abstracts with a brief resume to:

Dr. Anna Gural-Migdal, Professor,
University of Alberta
and Dr. Sang-Koo Kim, Professor Emeritus,
Pusan National University

Extended Deadline for proposals: March 31, 2011

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