UPDATE: Reading Daniel Deronda (UK) (3/23/07; 8/31/07-9/1/07)

full name / name of organization: 
TI Sperlinger, English

Reading Daniel Deronda
University of Bristol, UK
31 August - 1 September 2007

Keynote speakers: Valentine Cunningham and John Rignall

This interdisciplinary conference will focus on George Eliot's Daniel
Deronda in order to explore wider themes and debates provoked by the novel.
It will provide an opportunity for scholars engaged in research on the
nineteenth century to discuss a single book that embodies a breadth of
concerns within literature of the period. Lifelong Learning students will
also participate in this conference.

We encourage proposals focusing on, but not limited to:
The relationship between literature and theology;
George Eliot and nineteenth-century science;
Friendship and mentorship;
Gambling and risk;
The artistic vocation (music, acting, painting, writing);
Realism and vision;
Dual plots and difficult endings;
The reception of the novel;
Nations and communities.

More details are available on the conference website at

Please note that the deadline for abstracts has now been extended:

Send 200-250 word abstracts by March 23rd 2007 to Jo Carruthers and Tom
Sperlinger at the conference e-mail address: daniel-deronda_at_bristol.ac.uk

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