[Msa-discuss] Jean Rhys CFP

Young, Tory Tory.Young at anglia.ac.uk
Mon Oct 26 12:05:49 EDT 2009

Reading Jean Rhys

Thursday 8 July 2010 

King's College, London

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and King's College, London are organising
a one-day international conference on the work of Jean Rhys.

The known story of Jean Rhys is of a novelist who achieved recognition in
literary circles of the 1920s and 30s, but was then 'lost' to the public eye,
and assumed dead, only to be 'found' again shortly before the publication of
her most famous work Wide Sargasso Sea (1966). Since her death thirty years
ago, Rhys's reputation and influence has grown but there has been no British
conference dedicated to her work. 

Keynote lecture: Mary Lou Emery (Iowa)

Guest speakers: Christina Britzolakis (Warwick); Helen Carr (Goldsmith's);
Mary Joannou (Anglia Ruskin University); Andrew Thacker (De Montfort); Lilian
Pizzichini The Blue Hour and Polly Teale After Mrs Rochester (Artistic
Director, Shared Experience)

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words in length, including your
name, position, institutional affiliation and audio-visual equipment needs to
the conference organisers:

Dr Anna Snaith (King's): anna.snaith at kcl.ac.uk

Dr Jeannette Baxter (ARU): jeannette.baxter at anglia.ac.uk

Dr Tory Young (ARU): tory.young at anglia.ac.uk

Papers are invited on any aspect of Rhys's writing and life. Topics may
include but are not limited to:

* Rhys and her contemporaries

* Postcolonial Rhys

* Rhys and Modernism

* Urban Rhys

* Rhys and the body

* Rhys and the Arts

* Adaptation and Translation

* Rhys and Trauma

* Rhys and Feminism

Deadline for submission: 14 December 2009.



Tory Young

Senior Lecturer in English

MA English Pathway Leader

Anglia Ruskin University

East Road



0845 196 2157


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