CFP: Symbiosis Conference (UK) (4/8/07; 7/12/07-7/15/07)

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Chris Koenig-Woodyard
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Call for papers: the Sixth Biennial Conference in London of Symbiosis: A
Journal of Anglo-American Conference American Literary and Cultural
A Three-Day International Conference on All Areas of Anglo-American
Literary and Cultural Studies.

Venue: Brunel University, West London
Dates: 12th – 15th July 2007

Headline Theme: 'Anglo-American Aesthetics: Innovations and Economies of
Influence?' All Other Areas Welcome.

Keynote: Ian Bell (Keele University). Other significant keynote speakers
to be announced shortly.

The School of Arts at Brunel University is delighted to collaborate with
Symbiosis in hosting the Sixth Biennial Symbiosis Conference in West
London. "Anglo-American Aesthetics: Innovations and Economies of
Influence?," will take place at the Uxbridge Campus, Brunel University,
July 12–15, 2007.

Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary and Cultural Relations
specifically addresses the artificial divide between literatures and
cultures on either side of the Atlantic, a separation recognized by few
creative writers but often institutionalized in the modern academic
community. It is the journal uniquely concerned with studies of literary
and cultural relations between the British Isles and the Americas and is
interested in all genres, all theoretical approaches, and all periods from
the beginnings of Anglophone America to the present. We welcome
submissions and expressions of interest from a whole range of fields.
This should be an occasion for productive dialogue between scholars of
literary and material culture. Papers on any aspect of literary,
theoretical, and material transatlantic cultural exchange are anticipated.
Panel proposals for integrated sessions are particularly welcomed.

Our venue seems apt since a concept of innovation in education and
learning is central to Brunel's identity, especially given its origin in
the 'White Heat of Technology' in the 1960s. Brunel has expanded and
embraced the arts and humanities, and the Symbiosis conference offers an
opportunity for collaboration with scholars interested in the principles
and practice of Anglo-American literary and cultural influence from around
the globe. The headline theme of the event does not exclude any other
proposals concerning any other aspect of relevant transatlantic themes and
contexts, which are most welcome, as are complete panels (subject to
scrutiny and final approval by the conference organizers).
Proposals of approximately 300 words should be submitted, with a brief
description (where relevant indicating institutional affiliation and
publications in particular) of the proposer, by email only, to
Philip Tew;
William Watkin:

Submission deadline: Sunday 8th April, 2007. All submissions: please add
'Symbiosis Brunel 2007' to your message subject line since all such
submissions will be stored and retrieved automatically. If you fail to do
so, your submission will be lost.

Please note that early approval regarding submissions can be indicated on
request if it is required for any institutional or other funding, or for
those wishing to make early travel plans.

Panel proposals will also be considered and encouraged.
A draft program will be published on the web at, and on the Brunel website, in 2007.

Conference fee payable to: 'Brunel University' £180 (one hundred and
eighty pounds sterling) [the fee includes lunches, refreshments, Saturday
conference dinner with drinks, plus two-year Symbiosis individual
subscription]; £150 (one hundred and fifty pounds sterling) postgraduates
and retired academics; note also that for partners and family of academics
not offering a paper a fee of can be negotiated, in most circumstances of
£100). These discounted rates will apply until May 25th 2007 after which a
20% surcharge will apply of £216 (two-hundred and sixteen pounds) & £180
(one hundred and eighty pounds). Daily attendance rates will be set later
and will be substantially higher than the discounted rates. Payment may be
made by cheque or credit card; in both cases please request a payment form
by e-mail. Subsequently send monies to:
Sara Brown
Symbiosis Conference Administrator
Department of English
School of Arts
Brunel University
Uxbridge Campus

All other contact should be by e-mail, at:
+44 (0)1895 266374 (in emergencies only)
Fax: +44 (0)1895 269768

Accommodation will be available for delegates at the Brunel University
Conference Centre, where en suite single and double accommodation is
provided for those booking early. Your accommodation must be booked direct
from the Brunel University Conference Centre, and will be charged in
addition to the overall conference fee, and you need to refer to
'Symbiosis Brunel 2007' in contacting:
Brunel Conference Services
Uxbridge, Middlesex
+44(0)1895 238353
Fax: +44(0)1895 269745

Information regarding other accommodation can be made available on
request. Queries to:
Conference Director:
Professor Philip Tew (Co-Managing Editor of Symbiosis)
Room: GB128
Department of English
School of Arts
Brunel University
Uxbridge Campus
Tel: 00 44 (0)1895 267257
Mob: 00 44 (0)7956 951930

Dr. Chris Koenig-Woodyard
  Department of English and Drama
  University of Toronto at Mississauga
  3359 Mississauga Road North
  Mississauga, Ontario
  Canada L5L 1C6

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