Figuring out Feeling is a postgraduate-led conference.
Meet the three PhD researchers who will be working with you
to make it all happen:
Cécile Varry is a PhD student working on emotions in the poetry of T. S. Eliot at Université de Paris. Her research focuses on the ambivalent expression of emotional attachment, with an emphasis on intimacy, belonging, touching and holding, and the feeling of being at home. She spends a lot of time tweeting about poetry.
Polly Hember is a PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her thesis focuses on modernism, visual culture and affective networks, exploring the work of the POOL group. Her interests include affect studies, queer theory, technology, cinemacity and modernity. She has a lot of feelings.
Constance Robert-Murail is writing a PhD thesis at Université Gustave Eiffel within the LISAA lab on 21st-century coming-of-age narratives, with a specific focus on the representation of African-American adolescence in verse novels and films. Her interests include young adult fiction, African-American poetry, sociolinguistics, and songwriting.
Cécile Varry (Université de Paris)
Polly Hember (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Constance Robert-Murail (Université Paris-Est)
Emma Brodzinski (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Mathieu Duplay (Université de Paris)
Abbie Garrington (Durham University)
Xavier Lemoine (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)
Nicholas Manning (Université Grenoble-Alpes)
Laura Marcus (University of Oxford)
Françoise Palleau-Papin (Université Paris 13)
Janine Utell (Widener University)
How to apply
Papers: individual papers should be 15 minutes long. To apply, please send an abstract of no more than 300 words along with a short bio (max. 100 words) to email@example.com by 31st January 2020.
Panels and roundtables: panels should consist of three 15-min paper presentations. To apply, please send a proposal of no more than 400 words along with short bios of participants (max. 100 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st January 2020.
Non-traditional formats (performance, screening, small exhibition, workshop): please feel free to contact us ahead of the deadline (31st January 2020) with any thoughts or initial enquiries.
Papers should be written in English, with oral delivery in mind, in a clear, easily digestible style. The approximate length of a 15-min paper is 6 to 8 pages (double spaced), or about 2,000-400 words. If you would like to see examples of successful abstracts, check out the Modernist Review's Community Resource Pack. We look forward to reading your work!
Attendance and fees
We welcome contributions from all: students, researchers, artists, activists, academics, and enthusiasts!
Fees for the conference, and details of how to pay, will appear shortly.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Cécile, Polly & Constance