ĎTENNYSONíS FUTURESí, 27-28 MARCH 2009, ENGLISH FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Tennyson was acutely aware of his place in time, and the future, with all of the uncertainties and certainties that it holds, is one of the central preoccupations of his poetry. The bicentenary of Tennysonís birth in 2009 provides an ideal opportunity to consider the poetís position both in relation to his future and to ours. This two-day conference will explore possible future directions in Tennyson studies and ask vital questions about Tennysonís conception of and relationship to the future. How does Tennyson imagine the various futures that he describes in his poetry? How is his role as a poet affected by his need to look forward? How have later writers and artists responded to Tennysonís work? And how might the emergence of new critical trends affect assessments of Tennyson in the future?
Matthew Bevis, Matthew Campbell, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Eric Griffiths, Samantha Matthews, Francis OíGorman, Cornelia Pearsall, Seamus Perry, Christopher Ricks, W. David Shaw, Nicholas Shrimpton, Helen Small, Herbert F. Tucker.
REGISTRATION FOR THE CONFERENCE IS NOW OPEN. PLEASE REGISTER BY 27 FEBRUARY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CURRENTLY REDUCED CONFERENCE FEE.
For further information about the bursaries, about registration, and about the conference meal and accommodation at Brasenose College, University of Oxford, please visit the conference website at sites.google.com/site/tennysonsfutures or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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