CPF: Kipling Conference 2007 (UK) (3/28/07; 9/7/07-9/8/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Kaori Nagai
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September 7-8, University of Kent, UK

It is now 100 years since Rudyard Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize in
1907, "in consideration of the power of observation, originality of
imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which
characterize the creations of this world-famous author". The University of
Kent, sponsored by the Kipling Society, is hosting an international
conference on Kipling's work; our keynote speakers are the political
commentator and critic Christopher Hitchens and the postcolonial critic
Professor Benita Parry of Warwick University. It is the intention of this
conference to encourage new approaches to Kipling scholarship, and to foster
dialogues between two different kinds of Kipling's readers in the
twenty-first century who are too often separate: on the one hand, experts
and enthusiasts of Kipling's life and writings, and on the other, the
increasingly influential exponents of postcolonial criticism. Such dialogue
will be enabled by panel discussions, whose planned topics include but are
not limited to

Kipling and crime

Kipling and journalism

Nation and Empire

The uncanny and the gothic

Kipling and knowledge

Kipling and Travel

Crossing cultures / trans-nationalism

Kipling and psychoanalysis

The Jungle Books

Kipling and War

Kipling and modernity

Kipling and film

Kipling as poet

Kipling's literary descendants

Send your proposals of 150-300 words for 20 minute papers to
english_at_kent.ac.uk by March 28, 2007. Please enter "Kipling Conference 2007"
in your email subject field.

Conference Organizers: Dr Jan Montefiore and Dr Kaori Nagai

School of English, University of Kent, UK.

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