Metamorphoses: The III International Flann O’Brien Conference

Written at a time of profound transformation in post-independence Ireland and war-torn Europe, and displaying an acute awareness of the epochal changes bearing on modern notions of literature and the self, Flann O’Brien’s œuvre offers a sustained engagement with the representation of cultural, political, and personal metamorphosis. This is a body of writing in which the human always bears the potential to be radically remade in the forms of horses, bicycles, and trains; in which genre, language, and literary form are constantly reorganised and refashioned; in which a programme of pseudonymity presents the comic writer as a master of disguise and identity as a matter of constant flux. At Metamorphoses: The III International Flann O’Brien Conference, the organisers propose to build on the current sea change in O’Brien studies to foster a scholarly and critical debate dedicated to the theme of metamorphosis in the writer’s work.

Keynote Speakers

Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck, University of London)

Catherine Flynn (University of California, Berkeley)

Brian Ó Conchubhair (University of Notre Dame)

Guest Writers & Performers

Kevin Barry (City of Bohane; winner of the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award)

Gerry Smyth & Co. (Liverpool John Moores University)

Event detail

Event start
16. 9. 2015 0:00
Konec události
19. 9. 2015 0:00
Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Palachovo nám. 2, 116 38 Prague 1, Room 111 (1st floor) and Room 200 (2nd floor)
Organizing Institution
doc. Ondřej Pilný, PhD. (Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures)
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