Saturday 10 December 2016

Call for Papers : - Agatha Christie: A Reappraisal

A two day conference, 19th - 20th June 2017, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Julius Green, author of Curtain Up: Agatha Christie: A Life in Theatre

Merja Makinen, author of Agatha Christie: Investigating Femininity

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) has become internationally recognised as one of the most significant writers of the twentieth century. Recent scholarship has legitimised Christie as a writer of substance and a major figure in twentieth and twenty-first century popular culture. This conference seeks to finally establish Christie Studies as an academic discipline, extending across and beyond the humanities.

Proposals for twenty-minute papers are invited. Possible themes include but are by no means limited to:

Theorising Agatha Christie
Crime and detectives: generic context
New biographical readings
Christie and modernism
Christie and postmodernism
Political readings, political revisionism
Christie and feminism
Gender, sexuality, and queerness
Adaptations, parodies, and pastiches
Continuation projects
Christie and art
Film and television legacies

Proposals for traditional papers are encouraged, as are proposals for innovative or creative presentations. Please send a 200 word proposal to Mia Dormer (University of Exeter) and Dr Jamie Bernthal (Middlesex University) at agathachristieconference @ no later than Tuesday 31 January 2017.

The standard two-day registration fee is expected to be £120.

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