Call for Papers: 200 Years of Sense and Sensibility

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on June 23, 2011

I realize this is more literary than art historical, but how nice it would be to hear a strong visually-oriented talk on sensibility in Austen’s context. From the conference website:

200 Years of Sense and Sensibility
University of St Andrews, 9-10 September 2011

Proposals due by 30 June 2011

Keynote speakers: Kathryn Sutherland (St Anne’s College, Oxford) and Paula Byrne (author of the new Harper Collins Jane Austen biography).

“I am never too busy to think of S&S,” Jane Austen wrote to her sister, Cassandra in April 1811. The year saw the publication of her first novel and to mark the anniversary, we are hosting a conference that reflects upon two hundred years of readership and opens up new interpretations of the novel. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers and round table panels on any aspect of the novel. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

• Social and historical context
• Reception
• Tradition of Sensibility/contemporary aesthetic theory
• Literary influences
• Sibling relationships
• Feminist readings
• Adaptations and appropriations
• Re-writings and sequels
• The novel’s place in the canon

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to the conference organisers, Marina Cano López and Rose Pimentel, at  200sensibilities@gmail.com. Please also email us with any questions. The deadline for proposals is 30 June 2011.

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