This year Brighton’s Big Read <http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/projects/the-big-read/2017-emma-donoghue> welcomes author Emma Donoghue to read from her novel Room, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2010. To coincide with this event Brighton’s C21 Research is holding a one-day symposium on Donoghue’s work as writer, critic and historian.
Emma Donoghue has published ten novels, (including one for young readers), five collections of short stories, thirteen radio plays, eight works for theatre, and has adapted both Room and her short story ‘Pluck’ for film. She has also published three critical literary histories and numerous articles and book chapters in this area. We invite critical papers that respond to the full range of Emma Donoghue’s work and her contribution to contemporary literature.
Topics might include but are not limited to:
* Women’s writing and feminist theory
* Lesbian history, representation and politics
* Love, desire, relationships
* Religion, faith, belief
* Death, mourning
* Ireland, Canada, nation, nationality, nationhood
* Space, place, environment
* Rewriting and revisioning
* Form and structure
To propose a paper, please send an abstract (c300 words) and short biography to:C21Writings@brighton.ac.uk by 6th October 2017
We invite contributors to submit their papers to a volume of essays on Emma Donoghue.