Call for Papers – Agatha Christie: A Reappraisal

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Agatha Christie: A Reappraisal

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

Keynote Speakers
Dr Merja Makinen, author of Agatha Christie: Investigating Femininity

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

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) has become internationally recognized as one of the most significant writers of the twentieth century. Recent scholarship has legitimized 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:

Theorizing 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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