Τόπος: Queens’ College
CAMBRIDGE CENTRE FOR GREEK STUDIES
NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS – CALL FOR PAPERS!
100 YEARS OF ASKITIKI
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: PETER BIEN
We are pleased to announce the upcoming conference ona Kazantzakis in Cambridge to celebrate the centenary of the publication of his Askitiki, or The Saviours of God. Papers may address any aspect of Askitiki and its context or interpretation, including but not limited to its presence in Kazantzakis’ other works, its reception in later Greek philosophy / politics / literature, its context (historical and autobiographical), and its interpretation. We encourage the discussion of the text from diverse perspectives, such as history, philosophy, comparative literature, Modern Greek literature, Classics, political studies, and others. The Conference will follow the general outline of origins and context / text focus in the morning, and reception in the afternoon.
We invite abstract submissions for a 20-minute presentation and 10-minute Q&A from all scholars interested in Kazantzakis. To register your interest, please submit an abstract of max. 200 words to the following Microsoft Forms by October 1st, 2022: https://forms.office.com/r/Bijn9k48Xd. Your name and affiliation should be included. We aim to respond no later than November 15th, 2022.
This one-day conference will be held at Queens’ College, Cambridge, on 30th June, 2023. All presenters are encouraged to attend the entire conference, at which tea, coffee, and lunch will be provided. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any remuneration or reimbursement for lodging or transportation.
The conference, and the book project that hopefully follows, will mark Askitiki’s centennial by giving voice to the latest ideas about Kazantzakis’ work, and raising the profile of a figure who certainly deserves our attention.
For further details, please contact Dr Lewis Owens at email@example.com