Call for papers: “Say What You Mean, and Mean What You Say” conference

You are invited by the University of Mons (Belgium) to submit a proposal for their Alice in Wonderland conference “Say What You Mean, and Mean What You Say”.

The English Department and the Dean’s Service of the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation of the University of Mons (Belgium) are organizing a conference on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It is called “Say What You Mean, and Mean What You Say” and to be held on 19 to 21 April 2017.

The conference seeks to explore the ins and outs of Alice’s adventures, whether they be in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass or in her afterlife.

The conference is organised around the following main areas of inquiry:

  • Lewis Carroll (life, journals, other works, etc.)
  • ‘Alice’ in translation
  • Adaptations of Alice
  • ‘Alice’ in the (post-)postmodern era


The official languages of the conference are English and French.


If you are interested in presenting at this conference, please send an abstract of 250-300 words for a 20-minute paper to [email protected], along with five keywords and a short bio (200 words max.) and affiliation in .doc format. 

The scientific committee will consider all abstracts, even if they are not limited to the aforementioned topics, as long as they are related to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, or Lewis Carroll. They are particularly interested in papers focusing on the translations in rarer languages and on Alice on stage.

Deadline for submissions: November 1st, 2016
Selected contributors will be notified by the 15th of December 2016.

For questions, contact Justine Houyaux ([email protected]) or Corinne Leburton ([email protected]).

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