The Hardy at Yale II Conference, sponsored by the Thomas Hardy Association and the Yale Center for British Art, is now less than two months away. Plenary presentations include: Professor Penny Boumelha (Victoria University of Wellington) - "Hardy's Displacements" Professor George Levine (Rutgers and New York University) - "Hardy's 'inward turn': From Mindless Matter to the Realities of Mind" Professor Herbert Tucker (University of Virginia) - "At the Bottom Line: How Hardy Tries Conclusions" Professor Keith Wilson (University of Ottawa) - "The Epistolary Hardy: Volume Eight of The Collected Letters" Other invited speakers include Dr. Linda Shires (Yeshiva University), Dr. Anna Henchman (Boston University), Dr. Gillian Forrester (Yale Center for British Art), Dr. Angelique Richardson (University of Exeter), Dr. Phillip Mallet (St. Andrews University), Prof. Pamela Dalziel (University of British Columbia), Dr. Jane Thomas (Hull University), Dr. Judith Mitchell (Victorian University), and Dr. Rosemarie Morgan (St. Andrews University). Selected sessions include "Hardy, Empire and the Metropole," "Hardy and the Visual," "Embodied Hardy," "Hardy and the Ambivalences of Science," "Ecocritical Hardy," and "Jude the Pessimist, Jude the Optimist." For a complete version of the conference program, and for registration information, please visit the conference website athttp://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~ttha/hay/index.shtml. Everyone is welcome, and we look forward to seeing you in New Haven from June 9 to June 12. Registration due May 27.