BCLA Postgraduate Conference: Revolution & Evolution

BCLA Postgraduate Conference: Revolution & Evolution
10-11 July 2014, University of Essex

* Call for papers now closed. Further details will be published in the News and Announcements.

Call for Papers

The British Comparative Literature Association invite postgraduates to submit abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference.  Proposals from students in the Humanities, including Literature, Film, Theatre Studies and Creative Writing are welcome for papers exploring revolution and evolution in disciplines ranging from gender studies and cultural geography to myth, folklore studies and nature writing.

Possible topics may include:

  • Development, progression, transformation and expansion of cultural tropes and motifs
  • Evolution of theory and critical thinking
  • Revolutions and challenges of theory
  • Transfiguration of anarchy, rebellion and insurgency
  • Metamorphosis of place, space, and time
  • Transgression and vice
  • Psychogeography

Special Strand: The Student Movement: 1968: The conference includes a special strand celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University of Essex. Jean-Luc Godard’s British Sounds (1969), which was filmed at the University in 1968, will be screened. In addition, there will be a poetry reading inspired by the theme.

Keynote Speakers: Peter Hulme (University of Essex) and John Haynes (University of Essex)

Proposals on all aspects of revolution and evolution, understood as the evolution of texts, genres, theories, languages and beings across space and time, preceded or followed by revolutionary or reactionary agents and actions are welcome.

Extended deadline for submission of proposals for individual papers or panels: 1 March 2014.

Proposals, no longer than 250 words, and a brief biographical statement (50 words) should be sent to: evolution.and.revolution2014@gmail.com

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