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CFP: Doris Lessing 100

CFP: Doris Lessing 100

University of East Anglia, 12th-14th September 2019.

Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Lessing’s relationship to questions of gender, feminism and women’s liberation
  • Lessing’s politics: Communism, Anti-Communism and the New Left
  • Lessing and the theory of the novel: realism and/or experimentalism in Lessing’s work
  • Lessing as short story writer / poet / playwright
  • Science fiction
  • Sufism / religion
  • Lessing and Africa: from the colonial to the postcolonial
  • Archives: Lessing’s papers, her interest in archives
  • Reception and readership
  • Lessing in translation (the BCLT at UEA has an extensive archive of translations: contact the conference organisers if you would like to consult this)
  • Teaching Lessing
  • Lessing’s influence

Please send proposals for 20 minute papers, panels, roundtables, and creative contributions to lessing100@uea.ac.uk before 30th April 2019. More here.

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