2017 Late Summer Lectures

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the 7th annual Late Summer Lecture Series CFP. We invite postgraduates and early career researchers to submit abstracts for consideration. The Series gives researchers an opportunity to present their work as an accessible public lecture – open to academic and non-academic audiences alike.

This year’s theme is Change and proposals are welcomed on any focus relating to this topic. We invite proposals from any area of literature including those with an interdisciplinary approach. Proposals linked to County Durham and the North East are particularly encouraged. Lectures from the previous series have included:

  • post-apocalyptic fiction
  • death and the seaside
  • Dickensian steampunk
  • medieval dragons
  • and many others.

The Series will be held in Durham, UK, every Wednesday evening from 16 August to 4 October 2017. Lectures should be approximately 20 minutes long if presenting on a panel,* or 45 minutes for individual papers (with an additional 10-15 minutes for questions). Abstracts of 250-300 words accompanied by a 100 word bio should be sent to latesummerlectures@gmail.com by 1 June 2017.

For further information and updates about the Series, find us on Facebook (Late Summer Lectures), follow us on Twitter (@Late_Summer2017), or have listen to some of the papers from previous years on the rest of the website. We look forward to receiving your proposals!

*In recent years joint presentations have proved successful and we would be pleased to receive applications from groups of two or three researchers alongside individual applications. We are also interested in putting groups of shorter presentations together – please indicate on your proposal whether you would be happy to speak on a panel.


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