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Call for Papers

In Dickensís bicentenary year we wish to invite proposals for papers on crucial thresholds, moments of transition, and life cycles as these are represented, questioned or complicated in Dickensís writings. We invite contributions that explore these topics, including but not limited to papers which focus on the following:

  1. Births (birth rituals; births of boys vs. birth of girls; legitimacy and illegitimacy; birth and class identity vs. innate identity);
  2. Marriages (marriage and money; marriage and love; sadistic and masochistic marriages; marriage and theatrical performance);
  3. Deaths (death by murder; death by drowning or 'accident'); funerals and theatrical performance; death and gender and social class).

Please send abstracts of 250 words to both Valerie Kennedy (kennedy@bilkent.edu.tr) and Katerina Kitsi (katkit@enl.auth.gr) by May 15th, 2012