UPDATE: JAMES HOGG & HIS WORLD CONFERENCE (April 9-12, 2015)
Call for Papers
James Hogg and His World
Victoria College, University of Toronto (April 9 – 12, 2015)
The James Hogg Society welcomes paper proposals for its upcoming conference on James Hogg and His World, to be held at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto from April 9-12, 2015. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted to Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com respectively by September 15th, 2014.
The conference title is meant to be understood broadly and covers a wide range of potential topics connected to the lives and/or works of Hogg and his contemporaries as situated in the world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Britain or as transmitted across the globe from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day.
Papers might, for example,
· examine the literary representation of various spaces (from micro to macro) in Hogg's world: for example, the farm, Ettrick, the Borders, Edinburgh, Scotland, or empire;
· explore the place of Hogg and / or his contemporaries in the literary circles of Edinburgh and London, or in the literary marketplace of the Americas;
· address features of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century culture that significantly impacted the world and works of Hogg and/or his contemporaries;
· consider the ways by which Hogg and/or his contemporaries introduced and engaged with local, regional, or global concerns in their works;
· deconstruct the notion of a single "world" in which Hogg and/or his contemporaries wrote to reveal the rich diversity of mental and/or material texts that intersect or collide in their works;
· reflect on how Hogg and/or his contemporaries made use of earlier literary paradigms and practices by adapting them to their own world;
· discuss how the texts of later writers engaged with and adapted the work of Hogg and/or his contemporaries to make sense of or 'interpret' their own world.
For a tentative schedule of the conference, including information on plenary speakers, recitals, and excursions, click the following link on the James Hogg Blog: