Posted on 21 February 2011
The first Conversion Narratives conference will be held from 9th to 11th June 2011, with keynotes by Irene Fosi (Chieti) and Nabil Matar (Minnesota).
Later that month, from 23rd to26th June, the HRC will see a major gathering of Beckett and modernist scholars for Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive. In addition to papers and keynotes by major scholars, this three-day conference will feature a range of events which will be open to the public as part of York's first Festival of Ideas. These will include talks and interviews with John Banville and J. M. Coetzee as well as an exhibition of photographs, a Beckett theatre production by the Gare St Lazare players, and a performance of musical works inspired by Beckett.
International conferences taking place in July include The Bible in the Seventeenth Century, organised by the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. Closely linked to this conference will be a public exhibition at the Minster Library, Old Palace, entitled The Word Made Flesh: Bringing the Bible to the People.