Anthony Burgess Panel at The Midwest Conference on British Studies hosted by Webster University

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 29, 2017 to October 1, 2017
Location: 
Missouri, United States
Subject Fields: 
Literature

We are currently seeking literature scholars interested in presenting a paper on Anthony Burgess at the The Midwest Conference on British Studies. Our panel proposal is as follows:

This panel’s goal will be to discuss the British author Anthony Burgess’s life, literary works, non-fiction, travels, journalism, and music in the centenary year since Burgess’s birth in 1917. Although Burgess is largely known for A Clockwork Orange, this panel will explore other less known aspects of his massive corpus that spanned “thirty-three novels, twenty-five works of non-fiction, two volumes of autobiography, three symphonies, more than 250 other musical works, and thousands of essays, articles and reviews” (The International Anthony Burgess Foundation). Burgess was a scholar, and yet not a scholar, a teacher, a polyglot, an autodidact, a satirist, a comedic writer with elitist tendencies, a journalist, a musician and composer, a lecturer, a verbose and lively speaker, and, ultimately, a genius whose work is experiencing a resurgence in the twenty-first century. Burgess’s many allusions and frameworks used to design and carry out his ideas demand close attention since he acted as a voice for the post-colonial canon, a curator of modernist techniques and an engineer of postmodernist artistic creations. This panel will focus on these more abstruse products of his career in order to provide a more complete view of one of the most important and prolific writers of the twentieth century.

Scholars that are seriously interested in contributing to this panel must email me a 200 word proposal for your presentation and a one page CV before March 26, 2017.

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Scholars that are seriously interested in contributing to this panel must email me a 200 word proposal for your presentation and a one page CV before March 26, 2017.

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