II International Conference on Nation and Identity in 19th– and 20th– Century Literature in English

Venue: San Antonio Catholic University, Murcia, Spain

Location: MURCIA, Spain

Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 21, 2007
Registration Date: Sep 21, 2007
Early Registration Date: May 15, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: May 01, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Sep 20, 2007
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II International Conference on Nation and Identity in 19th– and 20th– Century Literature in English.

• searching for identity in history
• examining the past: the beginning of a nation
• exploring our identities on stage
• historical novels and the illumination of national traditions
• reconstructing epochs in the nation’s history through fiction / romance
• enthusiasm and shame regarding the past
• secret / clandestine identities
• race, class gender interaction in the process of nation and/or identity formation
• forefathers and the understanding of national character
• hyphenated identities or hybrid identities
• the literary construction of the identity of the modern subject
• nation and identity concepts in the Americas/Australia
• identity crisis
• interrogating identity – the process of identification
• the construction of national identities
• nation/identity concepts in multiethnic countries
• cultural identities
• gender intersection with nation and identity
• media representation of nation and identity
• the role of State in constructing a national identity
• the British Empire: overseas expansion and conflict
• jingoism and rivalry between imperial nations
• masculinity and patriotism: fighting for the nation’s cause
• British races challenged by the struggle for imperial might

All paper proposals are assumed to constitute original and unpublished work.
Please send your abstract (written in English and no more than 200 words long), and your personal and affiliation details, by e-mail or fax to the conference organizing committee by May 1st 2007.