Dear Poundians; perhaps the following CFP will be of interest to some of you: GAZİANTEP UNIVERSITY in collaboration with Pamukkale University invites you to the 3rd International BAKEA Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies 9-11 October 2013 Gaziantep, Turkey The BAKEA Symposium is a biennial symposium organized by Pamukkale University. This year it will be organized jointly by Pamukkale and Gaziantep Universities and hosted by Gaziantep University. The BAKEA welcomes papers and panel proposals from researchers in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures. HISTORY The relation between historical study and the practice and study of literature is a tense one, with both disciplines existing symbiotically with each other and rejecting and overriding one another: to historicise is to override literature, while to aestheticise can be to ignore historical contexts and historiography. With this conference the interdependent, interpenetrating and contradictory disciplines of history and literature will be celebrated. This conference solicits proposals for papers by researchers and scholars in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures that examine the role of history in literature and the relationship between history and literature to be presented at a three-day conference held between the ninth and eleventh of October 2013, at Gaziantep University in Gaziantep, Turkey. The BAKEA Symposium welcomes papers and/or panel proposals that cover, though are not limited to, one or more of the following topics: Contemporary history and the future of memoryThe end of historyConflicting historiesApocryphal historyRemembering vs. forgettingBiography vs. autobiographyPrivate historiesMetahistoryThe conjunction of theory and historyHistoricism and Anti-HistoricismHistory as fiction/fiction as historyFiction and poetry as historiographyLinguistic approaches to historical textsHistoriography and narratologyAny other issues relating to literature and history Deadline for proposals: 30 April 2013 http://bakea2013.gantep.edu.tr Proposals should be 250 words in length and should be sent, with a brief biography and contact details, to [log in to unmask] by the 30th of April 2013. Paper swill be accepted in English, French, German and Turkish. Accepted papers will be announced on the 6th of June 2013. It would be great to welcome some Poundians to Turkey, and hear some papers on Pound's historiography, r.