From the Battle of Finnsburgh to Tony Harrisons Shrapnel: The Glory and Misery of War in British Lit
Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2009
End Date/Time: Sep 05, 2009
Mar 01, 2009
The aim of the conference is to elicit a wide range of academic ideas and perspectives on the portrayal of conflict in British literature and culture from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. The conference participants are invited to present papers focusing on the public or private perception of the grandeur, as well as the horrors of war.
As the title suggests, the topics under discussion may vary from the heroic ideal inherent in the Anglo-Saxon epics, through Shakespeareâ€™s histories and the poetry of the Great War as experienced by the combatants to contemporary voices of protest against manâ€™s inhumanity to man.
Proposals for papers and enrolment forms should be sent by e-mail not later than 1st March 2009, and the full electronic version of the text by 1st June 2009 in order to facilitate early publication of the articles accepted by the Conference Committee.