This Eighth International Conference on Iris Murdoch celebrates a new collaboration between the University of Chichester, and the Iris Murdoch Archive Project at Kingston University London. It will take place in the new venue of the beautiful university city of Chichester in Sussex, an area of England rich in literary connections, and in easy reach of major transport hubs, which we hope delegates from abroad will enjoy discovering.
The conference will showcase published and on-going Murdoch scholarship with a particular focus on the themes of gender and trauma – read in the widest possible sense. However, panels will not be confined by this focus and all researchers currently working on Murdoch's fiction, philosophy, theology and/or their political and cultural significance are invited to contribute papers to this fresh celebration of Iris Murdoch's life and work.
Plenary speakers will include Professor Emeritus Anne Rowe (Kingston), who will speak on her twenty years' experience of teaching Iris Murdoch, and Professor Gary Browning (Oxford Brookes).
The Murdoch Archives in Kingston will be open for the duration of the conference. Kingston is easy to travel to from Chichester via road or rail.
A London Walk and pub lunch will be organised for Sunday 3rd September and we hope delegates will be able to join us for this.
Dr Miles Leeson, Email: M.Leeson(at)chi.ac(dot)uk
Dr Frances White, Email: frances.white(at)kingston.ac(dot)uk
Organization: Chichester University, UK
contact email: ims(at)chi.ac(dot)uk
Abstracts of up to 300 words to be sent by 30 April 2017 to: ims(at)chi.ac(dot)uk and frances.white(at)kingston.ac(dot)uk
Source: call for papers [cfp]