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Empowering Contemporary Fiction

21.-23. Juni 2017, University of Trier, International Conference
The concept of empowerment as the capacity to achieve autonomy and lead a self-determined life has not only found its way into company culture, education and positive psychology, but also enriches literary and gender studies. Here it is particularly relevant to feminist, queer and postcolonial discourses, ecocriticism and material culture. It is closely linked to notions of power, authority and independence, and attracts attention from a variety of critical perspectives.
This conference investigates the relationship between empowerment and contemporary fiction. We want to discuss both how fiction in its many shapes matters today and how contemporary narratives can be agents of empowerment on different levels, such as characters, themes, structure, text, authors and readers. Join us!

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