English Department Postgraduate Conference
King’s College London
23 May 2011
Keynote by Andrew Thacker, De Montfort University
Proposals Due 21 March 2011
“Any person, brought into the presence of Foucault’s Pendulum, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space.” – Léon Foucault
The OED defines motion as:
- agitation, violent movement, excitement or perturbation;
- voluntary, practiced and regulated, or reflexive movement in a body or its parts, change of position;
- the process or course of life, time, and fate;
- a desire or inclination, a stirring of the soul, an emotion and passion;
- an application made at a court or to a judge.
We hope that this theme will encourage an exciting range of papers that address space and motion in literature throughout English.
For more information and submission details see:
Organised by Philippe Roesle and Hannah Crummé.