Swift Today Conference – Call for Papers


“SWIFT TODAY: HIS LEGACY FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO MODERN-DAY POLITICS”

Sofia University (“St. Kliment Ohridski”)

30th November to 1st December 2017

Plenary speakers:

Prof. Marc Martinez (University of Rouen)
Dr James Ward (University of Ulster)

Suggested topics for presentations include (but are not restricted to) discussions of the following:

  • Brexit: (Topics include):

- The fragmentation of the United Kingdom
- Anglo-Irish relations post-Brexit
- Trade and economic matters
- Immigration (relations with the “Other”)
- Modern day British conservatism and liberalism

  • The “Post-Truth” era (Topics include):

- “Fake News” and “Alternative Facts”
- Swift’s legacy within modern political satire (for instance, in: The Onion, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report)
- Terrorism, insurrection and rebellion
- Political censorship and state sanctioned media
- Religious and Political fanaticism

  • Migration, refugees and immigration
  • Post-colonialism, ethnicity and national identity
  • Literary critical receptions and influence on posterity
  • Translations and receptions
  • Film adaptations of Gulliver’s Travels

Please send abstracts (300 words) to the conference website: swifttodaysofia@gmail.com by 1st August, 2017.

More information: CFP

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