CFP: Reimagining History in Post-Imperial Britain (3/15/06; MCBS, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

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Catherine Ozment
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Call for Papers for 2006 Midwest Conference on British Studies, Indianapolis,
IN, Oct 27-29

“Reimagining History in Post-Imperial Britain”

Contemporary British literature has seen a resurgence of historical fiction
(broadly understood) that that re-visits and re-narrates iconic moments of
English history. These historical questions ultimately engage the ways in which
England’s post-imperial experiences have changed our perception of what it
means, and has meant, to be British. This proposed panel will explore recent
literary articulations of England’s history that interrogate and reframe British
identity. Papers addressing literature after 1990 are especially encouraged.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Personal and national histories
History and narrative
Historical fiction
Dominant/marginal histories
Postmodern histories
Retellings of historical “fact”
Aesthetics/conventions of historical fiction
Preoccupations with history
Missing or unofficial histories

Please send inquiries or 300-500 word abstracts by March 15, 2006, to Catherine
Ozment at

Catherine Ozment
Department of English
Indiana University, Bloomington

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