CFP: Flann O’Brien Six

VIth International Flann O’Brien Conference

6 – 9 April 2022. Boston

Boston College is happy to host the VIth International Flann O’Brien Conference. After Vienna, Rome, Prague, Salzburg, and Dublin, this will be the first time Flanneurs will gather outside Europe.  

Delayed by a year due to Covid, the conference will take place in Boston from Wednesday evening, April 6, through Saturday evening, April 9, 2022. We offer a hearty advance welcome to Flannoraks for an opportunity to return, finally, to the delights of a face-to-face conference (sorry, no virtual or hybrid participation, but those who do come might encounter some form of virtual or augmented reality!).

All are invited to respond to our Call for Papers. Please submit your proposal by the January 31 deadline.

The title and theme of the conference—Flannagain: in far Amurikey—speak to the circumstances of its inception and its venue: our (hoped-for!) relief from the pandemic, and our location at the Hub of the Unified Stations.

Call for Papers

The six suggested topics for this sixth international conference are suitably broad. We would be particularly keen to receive proposals that speak to the following themes:

  • Diasporic Flann: O’Nolan at home and abroad
  • Eco-Flann: Environmental concerns in O’Nolan’s works
  • Techno-Flann: O’Nolan and evolving technologies
  • Flanntastic: O’Nolan and science fiction
  • Flann-Panned: O’Nolan works in times of distress
  • Flann Refashioned: O’Nolan translated and adapted

But far be it from us to limit anyone’s imagination, so don’t hold back if your topic hails from some other dimension.

Please use this online form to submit your 250-500 word abstract by January 31, 2022. Notifications will be sent by February 15.

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