Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference

19th May 2016

University College Dublin in association with the UCD English Graduate Society and Humanities Institute.

The UCD English Graduate Society warmly invites MA and PhD students of all levels to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words that engage with the theme ‘Emerging Perspectives’ for the 2016 EGS Graduate Conference.

Since 2010 the UCD English Graduate Society has provided early-stage scholars in universities across Ireland with the opportunity to share their research in a supportive environment. The fruits of their labour have been published annually in the postgraduate journal Emerging Perspectives. Both the conference and journal are kindly supported by the UCD School of English, Drama and Film.

The aim of the society’s 2016 conference is to continue fostering interdisciplinary dialogue amongst the greater Irish postgraduate community; early career scholars and MA students are strongly encouraged to apply. Submissions from international institutions are also welcome.

We encourage submissions from a broad range of areas surrounding the below disciplines including but by no means limited to:

  • American, British, Irish Literature: New approaches to literature, multiculturalism, devolution, globalisation, ecocriticism, migration, diasporas, historical materialism;
  • Medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Romantic, Victorian, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, Beats, Postmodernism, Digital Age/ Post-postmodernism;
  • Theory: materialism, structuralism, deconstruction, postmodernism, gender & queer theory, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, world literature, digital humanities;
  •  the novel; poetry, film, drama.

This event will be held in the UCD Humanities Institute on the UCD Belfield campus. A selection of the proceedings of the conference will be published in the fifth volume of Emerging Perspectives.

We invite abstracts of 200-300 words by 15 March 2016, for 20-minute presentations. Submissions for panels are also invited.

Please email submissions as well as any queries regarding the event to englishgradsoc@ucd.ie