Fifty Years of A Clockwork Orange

The International Anthony Burgess Foundation celebrates landmark anniversary

Fifty Years of A Clockwork Orange: A Multi-Disciplinary Conference

28 June to 30 June 2012

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange (1962), the International Anthony Burgess Foundation is holding a multi-disciplinary conference to examine its profound and enduring impact on literature, film, music, theatre and society.

Call for Papers

The conference will assess the history and reception of A Clockwork Orange in all its manifestations. Papers of 20-30 minutes in length are invited on any aspect of A Clockwork Orange and its legacy. Possible topics might include the linguistic and/or musical aspects of Burgess’s novel; invented languages; the film versions directed by Andy Warhol and Stanley Kubrick; the stage adaptations by John Godber, Anthony Burgess and Ron Daniels; translations into other languages and media; the history of book design; the political and Cold War contexts of the book and films; and the continuing influence of Burgess’s text on popular music, fashion, or other aspects of youth culture and counter-culture.

The conference will be supported by the UK premiere of Burgess’s Clockwork Orange music, a new Burgess/Kubrick exhibition at the John Rylands Library (in collaboration with the Stanley Kubrick Archive), and a film season at the Cornerhouse cinema.

If you would like to submit a paper, please send an abstract of 200-300 words to director@anthonyburgess.org

The closing date for submissions is 31 March 2012.

Burgess Foundation PhD bursary

Call for applications

Applications are invited for a PhD bursary, to support research into the literature or music of Anthony Burgess. The bursary will support a scholar beginning his or her studies in the academic year 2012-13.

Areas of research might include Anthony Burgess and his contemporaries, or a critical investigation into one of the areas in which Burgess published (e.g. dystopia, historical fiction, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Joyce, literary journalism, literary biography, or translation).

Applicants should submit a detailed proposal and two academic references (in English). To be eligible, applicants should already have been offered a place on an accredited university PhD programme.

For further information please write to director@anthonyburgess.org.

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2012.


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