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The eighth annual Brandeis Novel Symposium (BNS), which will take place on October 25, 2024, invites proposals for papers on Anna Burns’s novel Milkman (2018).
The Brandeis Novel Symposium is a one-day conference that chooses a single novel as a point of focus for salient theoretical, historical, political, and narratological questions about the novel as a genre. (See the 
2023 Symposium website for more information about the BNS.)

In that spirit, we welcome proposals about Milkman that illuminate its relation to such broader topics as: Irish literature; “world literature”; the historical novel; the political novel; the comic novel; the experimental novel; representations of the Troubles; the representation of trauma in language; crises of national identity; border studies; postcolonial and decolonial fiction; sexual violence; and gender.  Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by June 15, 2024 to Laura Green ( and Jerome Tharaud (

Submissions will receive responses by June 30, 2024.

Published on: April 22, 2024