Notre Dame English Graduate Student Conference

Location: McKenna Hall, Rooms 210–214

The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody

The conference will begin on March 3, 2011, with all-day sessions on both March 3, 2011, and March 4, 2011.

This graduate student conference will explore how writers from around the world reimagine European literature through imitation, adaptation, and parody, from the Middle Ages to the present. Graduate students from Notre Dame and other universities will present papers on one of six panels. The conference will include a roundtable on the unique challenges and opportunities of teaching imitations, adaptations, and parodies, as well as a reading of original literary works by Notre Dame creative writing MFA students.

A keynote address will be given by Professor Julie Sanders of the University of Nottingham on the evening of March 3, 2011. Nottingham is the author of Novel Shakespeares (2001), Adaptation and Appropriation (2005), and Shakespeare and Music (2007).

For more information, contact James Creech and Lauren Rich at