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6th Conference of the Aphra Behn Europe Society
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University of Huelva
Aphra Behn was not only one of the most prolific writers in the seventeenth century, but also one able and willing to tackle all genres. She earned a name in the theatre in her own time, and showed her interest in a number of other literary forms such as verse, prose fiction and translation. This conference proposes an overview of her career by focusing on the concept of genres. It also aims to situate Behn's generic practices in the context of seventeenth-century writing and in relation to her predecessors, contemporaries and followers.
We invite 20-minute papers that explore Behn's work from a generic viewpoint, addressing the challenges genre conventions involved for her and other writers, as well as how she/they overcame these obstacles, stretching the limits of specific literary forms. More generally, papers may strive to relate her writing to its historical context, and to analyse her experiments with form and/or her contribution to Restoration genre theory.
Topics for papers might include, but are not restricted to:
The following plenary speakers have already confirmed their participation:
Prof. Deborah Payne (American University, US)
Papers and round table discussions: We welcome proposals for papers and round table discussions (20' presentation + 10' discussion). Contributors must submit the following information:
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Thematic Panels: Participants may also want to propose their own thematic panels to include papers delivered by 3 or 4 participants. Submissions for panels of 90 minutes duration should not exceed 450 words and contain the names of all speakers and the title of each individual paper.
Proposals must be sent as an email attachment (.doc, .docx, .rtf) before 15 March 2014 to: email@example.com