E. M. Forster’s ‘Maurice’ – Centenary Conference

‘E. M. Forster’ by William Rothenstein

On the 24-25th November 2012 the School of English at St. Andrews will host a conference to mark the centenary of E. M. Forster’s novel Maurice. The provisionary programme can be found below. More information, including details regarding registration, can be found here. Keynote speakers will be Dr Finn Fordham (Royal Holloway, London) and Professor David Medalie (University of Pretoria, South Africa).

Saturday 24 November

9.15 Registration and Coffee
9.50 Welcome
10.00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER 1
11.00 Coffee Break

11.30 SESSION 1: TEXT
Vybarr Cregan-Reid, Writer’s Block and the Politics of Silence in Forster’s ‘Minor’ Fiction
Maaz Bin Bilal, Dreaming Maurice: Forster, Friendship, and Forrest Reid
Jeffrey Bush, Masquerades in ‘The Greenwood’ – Maurice as Queer Fable

13.00 Lunch

14.00 SESSION 2: CONTEXTS
Nadine Tschacksch, Radical Escapism in Maurice
Claudia Rosenhan, Sex and Character – Education in The Longest Journey and Maurice
Krzysztof Fordoński, Maurice and Religion – from 1912 to 2012

15.30 Tea Break
16.00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2
18.00 Conference Dinner (Optional)

Sunday 25 November

10.00 SESSION 3: AFTERLIVES
Charlotte Charteris, Morgan, Maurice Christopher: Master-Pupil Dynamics and Homosexual Writerly Identity in the 1930s
Louisa Yates, Books, Thoughts, and Acts: Maurice’s Afterlives in Tipping the Velvet (1998) and The Lessons (2010)
Claire Monk, “That’s [never] finished”: Maurice without Ending, from Forster’s Palimpsest to Fan-text

11.30 Coffee Break
12.00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER 3
13.00 Lunch and Conference Closing

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