Revolution & Evolution: A Postgraduate Conference, 10th-11th July 2014, University of Essex, UK


Revolution & Evolution
A Postgraduate Conference, 10th-11th July 2014, University of Essex, UK
The University of Essex and the British Comparative Literature Association invite postgraduates to submit abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference.  We welcome proposals from students in the Humanities, including Literature, Film, Theatre Studies and Creative Writing. We seek papers exploring revolution and evolution in disciplines ranging from gender studies and cultural geography to myth, folklore studies and nature writing.
Possible topics may include:
§  Development, progression, transformation and expansion of cultural tropes and motifs
§  Evolution of theory and critical thinking
§  Revolutions and challenges of theory
§  Transfiguration of anarchy, rebellion and insurgency
§  Metamorphosis of place, space, and time
§  Transgression and vice
§  Psychogeography

Special Strand: The Student Movement: 1968
This conference includes a special strand celebrating the 50th anniversary of the university. We will be screening Jean-Luc Godard’s British Sounds (1969), which was filmed at The University of Essex in 1968. In addition we will offer a poetry reading inspired by the theme.

Keynote Speakers: Peter Hulme (University of Essex, UK)
John Haynes (University of Essex, UK)
We welcome proposals on all aspects of revolution and evolution, understood as the evolution of texts, genres, theories, languages and beings across space and time, preceded or followed by revolutionary or reactionary agents and actions.
Deadline for submission of proposals for individual / collaborative papers or panels: 1 March 2014
Please send proposals, no longer than 250 words, and a brief biographical statement (50 words)<>
Find us on Facebook ( and Twitter (@Rev_and_Ev2014) as well!

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards

Darren Hawes

Organising Committee
Revolution and Evolution 2014 BCLA Graduate Conference
Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom

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