CFP: From Ettrick to Empire: New Perspectives in James Hogg Studies (UK) (4/30/07; 8/7/07-8/9/07)

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James Hogg Conference {English Studies}

CFP: From Ettrick to Empire: New Perspectives in James Hogg Studies,
University of Stirling, 7-9 August 2007. Deadline 30 April 2007

Conference hosted by the Department of English Studies, University of
Stirling, 7-9 August 2007

Plenary Address: Ian Duncan (UC Berkeley)

This three-day conference at Stirling, the home of the S/SC Edition,
seeks to raise new questions to debate and reflect upon Hogg's fiction
in light of his current re-evaluation. The aim is to direct attention to
those works that because of a previous lack of adequate Editions have
attracted little critical attention, and also to re-open debate with
those frequently discussed texts, such as Confessions. Individual
papers* and panels are invited that situate Hogg's fiction within fresh
theoretical, comparative or cross-disciplinary contexts. Topics and
questions might include but are not limited to:

Hogg and Shakespeare, Milton, Pope. How did Byron, Keats, Shelley,
Southey react to Hogg's poetry? Hogg and Feminism; Confessions and
Scottish Gothic: a new idiom? Jeffrey and the Edinburgh Whigs. Editing
Hogg texts. Comparative studies of Hogg and Victorian poets and authors,
e.g., Dickens, Tennyson, Rossetti. Hogg and Environment; Diaspora;
Sexuality; Ireland; Music.*Reading time of around twenty minutes.

Workshops will explore pedagogical and theoretical approaches to Hogg
Studies in relation to:

Teaching Confessions
National Hogg(s)
Transatlantic Literature
There will be an opportunity for post-graduate 'posters' (ten-minutes)
of work-in-progress at a convivial evening session.

Altrive and Abbotsford: Stirling is ideally placed to provide access to
the Scottish Borders. On Wednesday 8 August there will be a guided tour
of Scott's private apartments, library and gardens at Abbotsford. We
will explore the area around St. Mary's Loch, Ettrick, Yarrow, and the
landscape associated with Hogg's fiction.

Send proposals (around 250 words) or note of interest in either leading
or participating in any of the workshops to:, or in writing to: 'James Hogg
Conference', Department of English Studies, University of Stirling,
Stirling, Scotland. UK. FK9 4LA [Deadline - 30 April 2007]

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