Revolution and Evolution, BCLA Postgraduate Conference, 10-11 July 2014

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The University of Essex, UK

The University of Essex and the British Comparative Literature Association invite postgraduates to submit abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference. We welcome proposals from students in the Humanities, including Literature, Film, Theatre Studies and Creative Writing. We seek 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
Keynote Speakers: Peter Hulme (University of Essex, UK)
John Haynes (University of Essex, UK)
We welcome 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.
Deadline for submission of proposals for individual papers or panels: 30 January 2014
Please send proposals, no longer than 250 words, and a brief biographical statement (50 words) to: evolution.and.revolution2014@gmail.com