LJMU English’s Christinna Hobbs and Jennifer O’Reilly are organizing a one-day conference on magical realism, to be held at the university from 9 am-5 pm on July 5th 2018.
‘Reality, Interrupted: New Perspectives on Magical Realism’ seeks to explore understandings of magical realism in the twenty-first century. It aims to interrogate the category of ‘magical realism’ through an examination of its conventions, form, and features, as well as its relationship with political, historical, and cultural contexts.
The keynote will be delivered by Dr Chris Warnes of St. John’s, University of Cambridge. Proposals from individual scholars at any stage in their career, or for panels and roundtables, are welcome by the deadline of February 28th. A limited number of travel bursaries are available for postgraduate students. Please see the following for full details about the event and how to submit your proposal: