Extended Deadline: A Writer Young and Old: Yeats at 150 (15-18 October at University of Limerick)

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International Yeats Society
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It has been a century and a half since the birth of W. B. Yeats. With the completion of major biographies and textual series, and in the context of technological and economic changes to global literary studies, Yeats studies finds itself at a critical juncture. This conference will gather scholars, critics, and creative artists from around the world to engage with Yeats as a figure of world literature, European and global modernisms, and Irish culture and politics; and Yeats's work as poet, dramatist, autobiographer, and writer of fiction, critical and reflective essays, and philosophy. The larger questions to be addressed concern the field of Yeats studies itself, and the role of Yeats in literary and cultural studies. Where are we now? whence have we come? where are we going? The International Yeats Society welcomes abstracts and panel proposals on these questions and more for our first conference.

Topics may include:
thematic concerns such as youth and age or aging
formal considerations including rhythm, music, dance, drama, and the spoken word
Yeats in contemporary politics, media, and cultural studies
Yeats in and in relation to space, including Ireland, over time
translation and adaptation
history and the past, including mythology
futurity, including prophecy
time and temporality

Plenary speakers: Matthew Campbell (U of York), Marjorie Howes (Boston College), Alexandra Poulain (U of Lille)

Abstract deadline extended to 30 June 2015. Please send to
Margaret Mills Harper: margaret.harper@ul.ie. Presentations should be no more than twenty minutes. Please submit a proposal including your title and an abstract of 250 words. Indicate your name, email, and institutional affiliation clearly.