CFP: Frankenreads at Macquarie
2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. To celebrate the anniversary of this hugely influential text, which has left an indelible mark on literary and popular culture, Macquarie University is calling for papers for a symposium to be held on campus on Wednesday 19 September 2018.
“Frankenreads at Macquarie” will be part of the international celebration of the bicentenary of Frankenstein, and part of the broader program of Frankenreads, an initiative of the Keats-Shelley Association of America. Anniversary events will be held across the world throughout 2018, culminating in a series of readings of the novel on October 31, 2018. Talks presented at “Frankenreads at Macquarie” will be recorded and distributed via the English Department’s podcast, From the Lighthouse, throughout October.
PLEASE NOTE: unless speakers request otherwise, we will be recording and publishing all presentations at the symposium through From the Lighthouse.
We welcome papers on a broad range of topics related to Frankenstein, including but not limited to:
We would particularly like to encourage papers by postgraduate and other early career researchers.
Please send proposals for papers to Stephanie Russo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should include the title of the paper, as well as a 100-word abstract, and be submitted by 28 February 2018.
You will be notified of your participation in the symposium by 31 March 2018.