Call for Papers: Second International Postgraduate Symposium on Thomas Hardy, 18th International Thomas Hardy Conference, Dorchester, UK, 26th July 2nd August 2008.


Proposals are invited for papers on any aspect of the life and work of Thomas Hardy for the Second International Postgraduate Symposium on Hardy which will take place on 29th- 31st July as part of the 18th International Thomas Hardy Conference 2008.



Proposals of 200 words for papers of no more than 20 minutes in duration should be sent to one of the following:


Dr Jane Thomas, University of Hull, UK at

Mr Phillip Mallett, University of St Andrews, UK at

Dr Mary Rimmer, University of New Brunswick,

Dr Simon Gatrell, University of Georgia,


Closing date: 31st December 2007.


A small bursary will be offered to successful applicants, to assist with the cost of attending the Conference, and conference fees will be waived. Reduced fees of 50 are offered to postgraduates wishing to attend the conference but not invited to speak. This is a unique opportunity to share and debate ideas on Hardy with other beginning Hardy scholars, and established scholars in the field. A selection of these papers will be published in the peer-reviewed Thomas Hardy Journal.


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