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May 06, 2008

Fourth Annual English Department Postgraduate Symposium

Fourth Annual Postgraduate Symposium

Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies

Thursday, 8 May 2008

CAPITAL Centre Rehearsal Room,

Millburn House


9.30  Tea and Coffee

9.45  Welcome from Professor Thomas Docherty

10.00 – 11.15     Medieval to Early Modern Poetry


Chair: Professor Peter Mack

Lewis Beer: ‘The Lessons of Fortune and Love’

John West: ‘Style and Politics in Dryden’s Poetry of the Early 1680’s’

11.15 – 11.30  Short Break

11.30 – 12.45     Rereading the Early Twentieth Century

Chair: Professor Jeremy Treglown

Andrew Webb:Edward Thomas in the Literary Marketplace’

Marius Hentea: ‘Fictional Doubles in Henry Green’s Back

12.45 – 13.30     Lunch

13.30 – 14.45     Crossing Borders in the Nineteenth Century

Chair: Professor Thomas Docherty

Adam Putz: ‘“A raging Irish audience”: Cultural Politics and Shakespeare in Dublin, 1876 and 1901’

Charlotte Mathieson: ‘“Everything Dissolving into Cloud”: The Space of the Journey in Dickens’ Little Dorrit

14.45 – 15.00  Tea and Coffee

15.00 – 16.45  Marginality and Postmodernity

Chair: Professor Barbara Harlow, University of Texas at Austin

Arina Lungu: ‘Gender and Space in Doris Lessing’s Canopus in Argos Novels’

Norbert Bugeja: ‘The Bridge of Return: Liminal Mediation in Mourid Barghouti’s I Saw Ramallah

Jim Batty: ‘Misfits, Perverts, and Deviants: Marginal Protagonists in the Novels of David Cook’

17.00 – 18.00 Wine Reception

Each participant has thirty minutes for presentations and each panel fifteen minutes for questions.

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