International Conference “Literary Theories and Critiques of Our Time”

Conference Notification

International Conference “Literary Theories and Critiques of Our Time” & 11th Annual Conference of China Association of Sino-Foreign Literary and Arts Theories (CASFLAT), August 15-19, 2014

Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan Province, ChinaCo-sponsored by CASFLAT, Henan University College of Humanities, Section of Literary Theories of Institute of Literature, CASS, and International Association for Aesthetics      

The 11th Annual Conference of CASFLAT on “The Literary Theory and Critique of Our Times” concentrates on the relationship of literary theory and critique to the times, society and contemporary living condition. Theme of 2014 is to restate the commitment of relating literary theoretical studies with the presence of contemporary China, in the hope of exploring the ways to rectifying the separation between theories and practices, and the inadequate introductions and interpretations of the foreign and classical literary theories.

This conference will include panel presentations, and keynote speeches by invited international scholars, as well as roundtable discussions. This conference welcomes papers address on, but not limited to, the following research topics:

  1. lLiterary Theory: Origins and Characters
  2. lMethodology, Value of Literary Critique and its present situation
  3. lForeign Literary Theories and Its Impact
  4. lClassical Literary Theory in Contemporary Times
  5. lChances and Challenges of Literary Theory
  6. lWestern Marxist Literary Theories and Contemporary Cultural Critique
  7. lEco-Criticism and Cultural Concerns

Please reply to with your confirmation and paper abstract no later than May 31th, and the formal conference invitation will be sent upon early June. Modified versions of the selected papers of the conference will be published in the Journal of CASFLAT reviewed by peer scholars.

The conference committee has arranged the post-conference cultural tour, including three lines: Luoyang (Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grottos), Anyang (Relics of Yin Dynasty), and Kaifeng (Dragon Pagoda, Prime Minister Temple, Jin-Shan-Gan Guild Hall), which is not covered by the registration fee. The conference committee will be assisting to contact with local tourist agencies.

We cordially welcome you to attend our 11th CASFLAT conference and look forward to the reunion in Kaifeng! Should you have any questions, please contact with us:

Liu Zhuo:; (86-10) 135-2061-9526