Brandeis Novel Symposium 2021: Espionage, Empire and the Novel Graham Greene’s The Quiet American
Brandeis Novel Symposium
Call for Papers
Espionage, Empire and the Novel
Graham Greene’s The Quiet American
Friday October 22nd, 2021
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
The fifth annual Brandeis Novel Symposium centers on the novel’s relationship to espionage and empire: this year’s featured text is Graham Greene’s The Quiet American (1955). The structure of the Brandeis Novel Symposium encourages explorations of broader theoretical, conceptual, and formal issues rather than exclusive focus on the central text. We welcome papers that situate The Quiet American in relation to a variety of topics: gender, orientalism, the ethics and aesthetics of alterity; espionage and the spy novel; empire, colonialism, Vietnam, American exceptionalism; “forever wars,” the war novel, the anti-war novel, the journalism novel; complicity, worldliness, voice, critique.
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by June 1st, 2021 to Laura Green at firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses by July 1st, 2021.