Reassessing the Dramatic Monologue: Browning, Before, Beyond.
Royal Holloway, University of London, 28-30 June 2012
Organisers: Dr Vicky Greenaway, Dr Britta Martens, Dr Simon Avery
The Browning Society in collaboration with Royal Holloway, University of London, the University of Westminster, and the University of the West of England, is holding a three-day conference on the history and development of the dramatic monologue on 28-30 June 2012. The event is supported by the British Association of Victorian Studies and the Modern Humanities Research Association, and the keynote speakers will be Professor Isobel Armstrong, Professor Daniel Karlin, Professor Tricia Lootens and Professor Cornelia Pearsall. A dramatization of a selection of Robert Browning’s monologues by Primavera Productions is part of the conference programme.
The first call for papers has generated considerable interest in the conference and particularly from speakers on an array of nineteenth-century writers and topics. The organisers are now looking to augment this with an additional call for papers on the dramatic monologue in the 20th and 21st centuries, although further papers on the Victorian dramatic monologue are also welcome.
20 minutes papers are invited on any topic relating to the dramatic monologue, including:
- the work of particular poets (for example, Charlotte Mew, T.S. Eliot, Philip Larkin, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Carol Ann Duffy);
- new approaches to defining the dramatic monologue and its significance;
- the relationship between the dramatic monologue and other genres such as drama or performance poetry;
- the dramatic monologue and concerns with gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, etc.;
- relations between the dramatic monologue and psychology;
- possible future developments of the form.
Please send 300-word abstracts to Simon Avery at firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 April 2012.