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“Tempests and other natural disasters in the literary imagination” – Conference

The Center for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS), at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, is sponsoring an international conference evocative of the fourth-hundred anniversary of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” schedule for December 1-3, 2011.

Titled “Dashed all to pieces: Tempests and other natural disasters in the literary imagination,” the event aims to promote a broader discussion of the impact of nature’s accidents and disasters on the literary imagination.

Contributions drawing on texts from a variety of periods and traditions are welcome, including views on representations of nature in turmoil that involve an extension from writing to other discourses and media.

Confirmed keynote speakers include: Virginia Mason Vaughan (Clark University, USA); Helena Carvalhão Buescu (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal); Chris Morash (National University of Ireland, Maynooth); and Maggie Gee (novelist, UK).

Extended deadline for proposals is July 25. For more information >>

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