CFP: The Brontës in Context III (The Brontës' Poetry) (10/2-3/2009)

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University of Salford, Centre for Literary Studies

The Brontës in Context III (The Brontës' Poetry)
2-3 October 2009, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

This third two-day research workshop aims to focus on an area of Brontë scholarship that has not as extensively been explored as the novels of the three sisters. The workshop will investigate the poetry of the Brontës and contextualise the poems in terms of a variety of ideas and discourses such as Romanticism, Victorian religiosity, femininity, genre, etc.

As in the past two workshops, papers of 25 to 30 minutes will be presented. Each paper will be followed by detailed discussion of the paper's contents and arguments; it is hoped to help contributors to make their work publishable. Also, selected papers will be published in extended form (up to 7500 words, including notes) in a collection of essays. A major publisher has expressed interest in considering such a collection for publication.

Please submit abstracts (of up to 300 words) to by 1 August 2009. A tentative conference schedule will be available by 15 August.