Final programme and abstracts

The final programme of the Congress can now be downloaded as a .pdf here.

Abstracts are now also available.

Edited to add: Please note that due to the large number of the abstracts, we will not be providing paper versions of them in the conference packs. You are more than welcome to print all or some of them for your own use, or consult them on your electronic device.


Poetry Evening

For our Poetry Evening we are proud to welcome two major poets who will read from their collections on the themes of Longing and Belonging: Ciaran Carson and Beatriz Villacañas

Beatriz Villacañas was born in Toledo. She is a poet, essayist, narrator and literary critic. She is a Doctor  in English Studies and obtained her PhD at Universidad Complutense of Madrid, where she is Senior Lecturer of English and Irish literature. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and History of Toledo.

Poetry has always been an essential part of Beatriz Villacañas´s daily life. She experienced it at the side of her father, Juan Antonio Villacañas. The sound of the keys of Juan Antonio’s Hispano Olivetti type-writer rocked her to sleep at night.  For Beatriz Villacañas, to write poetry is much more than just an undertaking: it is a form of life, it is to realise that it is the poem which asks to be written, and that when that happens there is no way out but to write it.

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Papers & Publication

A couple of updates regarding papers:

1) Please note that we do not require papers to be sent to us in advance of the conference.

2) At the REELC/ENCLS AGM, an announcement will be made regarding the publication of selected papers.

Welcome to Dublin and Galway

Dublin City University, the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Comparative Literature Association of Ireland warmly welcome you to the European Network for Comparative Literary Studies (REELC/ENCLS) 6th Biennial Congress. We will gather in the beautiful Irish cities of Dublin and Galway, 24-28 August 2015, to discuss the themes of Longing and Belonging.

We will be updating the website throughout the period leading up to the conference and we hope that it will answer any questions that you may have.

If you have any further queries, you are welcome to contact Brigitte Le Juez (Dublin): and Hans-Walter Schmidt-Hannisa (Galway):