A hundred years of Peter and Wendy International Conference (Deadline 15 January) (14-15 March)

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Complutense University of Madrid - Faculty of Philology

Even if by its very nature Peter Pan has become the symbol of timelessness, this character's history has very specific origins and will by 2011 literally come of age. Peter and Wendy's centenary celebration may sound like an oxymoron, but it also seems to us the perfect occasion to reflect on what, after all, it might mean not to want to grow up but not being able to help it. J.M. Barrie's masterpiece has in fact grown, very much so; it has grown across criticisms, disciplines and media. Peter Pan and Wendy has not only received attention as a literary work but also as a cultural icon, if only to mention the various remakes it has inspired in world cinema, as graphic and illustrated novels or even as a very contemporary pathology which keeps bringing us back to Neverland.

Plenary Speakers include:
Professor R.D.S. Jack (University of Edinburgh) author of The Road to the Never Land: A Reassessment of J M Barrie's Dramatic Art (2010)

All those interested please send a 500 word abstract to congresopeterpan@gmail.com before January the 15th, 2011. You may want to consider the following themes:

Peter Pan and (children's) literature
Peter Pan and philosophy
Psychoanalytical studies of Barrie's work
Peter Pan and Visual Culture
Peter Pan as Cultural Icon

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