[UPDATE] Burney and the Gothic; Proposal Deadline May 1; Conference, October 28-29, 2010

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The Burney Society of North America

The Burney Society is seeking papers to illuminate Burney in the Gothic context for its biennial conference at the Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon in October 2010. Papers may explore the ways Burney influenced (and was influenced by) Gothic writers; Burney's responses to the Gothic; or Burney as a subject of commentary and critique by Gothic writers. Papers may focus on the Gothic and gender; Gothic violence, transgression and authority; or Gothic motifs (incest, trauma, horror, etc.) as they relate to Burney.

Our plenary speaker is Cynthia Wall, Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

The Burney Society will be sponsoring a reception at Portland's Multnomah County Library, in conjunction with the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA), which will be holding its annual meeting at the Portland Hilton as well.

Please send one-page proposals and audio-visual requirements for 20-minute presentations by May 1st , 2010 to Catherine M. Parisian at cmparisian@verizon.net, or 45 Stoney Glen, Nellysford, VA 22958. Participants will be notified by May 15th.