Iris Murdoch: Transatlantic Ties Conference

deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Miles Leeson and Dr Meredith Trexler Drees
contact email: 


Iris Murdoch: Transatlantic Ties Conference

University of Notre Dame

29 June – 1 July 2023

This conference will mark the first Murdoch-focused major event in the US since 2001, and comes as her reputation as a philosopher and novelist continues to grow rapidly. We invite scholars working on Murdoch and her circle in all disciplines from North America and beyond to join us. The conference will showcase ongoing and published Murdoch scholarship with a particular focus on connections to Murdoch’s work outside the UK.

Panels should not be confined by this focus, however, and all researchers currently working on Murdoch’s fiction, philosophy, theology, personal journals, letters and poetry – and/or the political and cultural significance of any of these – are invited to submit proposals. We also welcome panel proposals of three papers linked by a common theme or text.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Megan Laverty (Columbia)

Miles Leeson (IMRC, Chichester, UK)

Anne Rowe (IMRC, Chichester, UK)

Kieran Setiya (MIT)

Please forward abstracts of up to 300 words by 15 February 2023, and any enquiries relating to the conference itself, to organisers Dr Meredith Trexler-Drees ( and Dr Miles Leeson (