Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference, May 1-2, 2014, University College Dublin

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Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference — 1-2 May 2014, at University College Dublin, Ireland.

The UCD English Graduate Society warmly invites MA and PhD students of all levels to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words that engage with the theme 'Emerging Perspectives' for the 2014 EGS Graduate Conference.

Since 2010 the UCD English Graduate Society has provided early-stage scholars in universities across Ireland with the opportunity to share their research in a supportive environment. The fruits of their labour have been published annually in the postgraduate journal Emerging Perspectives. Both the conference and journal are kindly supported by the UCD School of English, Drama and Film.

The aim of the society's 2014 conference is to continue fostering interdisciplinary dialogue amongst the greater Irish postgraduate community; early career scholars and MA students are strongly encouraged to apply. Submissions from international institutions are also welcome.

We encourage submissions from a broad range of disciplines including but by no means limited to:

American, British and Irish Literature;

New approaches to literature, multiculturalism, devolution, globalisation, ecocriticism, migration, diasporas, historical materialism;

Medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Romantic, Victorian, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, Beats, Postmodernism, Digital Age/ Post-postmodernism;

Theory: Materialism, structuralism, deconstruction, postmodernism, gender & queer theory, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, world literature, digital humanities;

Novels, poetry, film, drama.

A selection of the proceedings from the conference will be published in the fifth volume of our annual postgraduate journal.

We invite abstracts of 200-300 words by 28 February, 2014, for 20 minute presentations.

Please email submissions as well as any queries regarding the event to englishgradsoc@ucd.ie

Website: http://englishgradsocucd.wordpress.com/