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.