Notre Dame English Graduate Student Conference

Location: 210-214 McKenna Hall

Notre Dame English Graduate Student Conference


The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody

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Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4

Begins at 9 am and lasts all day both days

210-214 McKenna Hall

This graduate student conference will explore how writers from around the world reimagine European literature through imitation, adaptation, and parody, from the Middle Ages to the present.  Graduate students from Notre Dame and other universities will present papers on one of six panels.  The conference will include a roundtable on the unique challenges and opportunities of teaching imitations, adaptations, and parodies, as well as a reading of original literary works by Notre Dame creative writing MFA students.  A keynote address will be given by Professor Julie Sanders of the University of Nottingham on the evening of March 3rd.  Here are short excerpts from three of her relevant books: Novel Shakespeares (2001); Adaptation and Appropriation (2005); and Shakespeare and Music (2007).

For more information, contact James Creech and Lauren Rich at

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