The Department of English regularly hosts and co-hosts international conferences, in addition to attracting visiting speakers to the university. The following are some of the forthcoming conferences organised by staff running throughout summer 2012.

  

What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English, University of Lincoln, 14-17 July 2012

Following the success of our 2010 What Happens Now conference, this two-day international conference will explore the questions raised by Paul Gauguin’s painting, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Confirmed speakers include Professor Peter Boxall (Sussex), Dr Rachel Carroll (Teesside), Geoff Dyer, Kathleen Jamie and Tishani Doshi.

 

Interrogating Trauma in the Humanities, University of Lincoln, 20-23 August 2012

This three-day international conference will investigate new directions in trauma theory as it develops in the second decade of the 21st century through such disciplines as psychology, history, cultural and media studies and the dramatic arts. Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Cathy Caruth (Cornell), Professor Kali Tal (Arizona) and Anne Whitehead (Newcastle).

Image of the author Maggie Gee to advertise the Maggie Gee Conference.Maggie Gee Conference, University of St Andrews, 30-31 August 2012.

Jointly organised by the University of Lincoln, University of St Andrews and Gylphi: Arts and Humanities Publisher, this two-day international conference brings together scholars for the first dedicated academic event on acclaimed British author Maggie Gee. Keynote speakers include Maggie Gee, Professor Susan Alice Fischer (CUNY), Dr John Sears (Manchester Metropolitan University).

The conference is part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays series. 

Weird Council: An International Conference on the Writing of China Miéville, Institute of English Studies, 14-15 September 2012

Jointly organised by the University of Lincoln, Birkbeck, University of London and Gylphi: Arts and Humanities Publisher, this two-day international conference will be the first dedicated event to the multiple award-winning British novelist China Miéville. Confirmed speakers include China Miéville, Professor Sherryl Vint (Brock University) and Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck).

The conference is part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays series.

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