CFP: [Children] Diana Wynne Jones

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Butler
contact email: 
charles.hannibal@gmail.com

Diana Wynne Jones. A conference.

Location: University of the West of England, Bristol.
Date: 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2009

Note that Continental Airlines offers a non-stop flight from Newark to
Bristol.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Organisers: Charles Butler, Farah Mendlesohn, Chris Bell.

Diana Wynne Jones lives in Bristol and hopes to attend on Saturday.

Call for Papers:

On any and all aspects of the writing of Diana Wynne Jones, on her
influence and influences. Papers on fan activity and scholarship, TV and
film adaptations also welcome.

Deadline, 31st January 2009.

[We are also potentially interested in papers allied to the topic: if
unsure, just ask.]

Proposals and enquiries may be sent to: farah.sf_at_gmail.com OR
charles.hannibal_at_gmail.com.

Accommodation:
Accommodation will be in at the University of the West of England,
Frenchay Campus.

Broad band and wi-fi are free to residents: you will be issued with a log-
in at check in (remember to ask if it's not offered). In addition, the
campus has wi-fi, access not always good, your password and log in
should work here.

About the organisers:
Chris Bell has been involved at committee level in running Eastercon, the
annual British Science Fiction Convention for more than fifteen years.
She lives in Bristol.
Charles Butler writes fantasy for children and is a well known scholar in
the field (his book Four British Fantasists was nominated for a
Mythopoeic Award). He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West
of England, Bristol.
Farah Mendlesohn has organised and co-organised several academic
conferences and been on the committee of an Easter convention. She is
currently organising the programme for the 2009 Worldcon. In 2005 she
published Diana Wynne Jones, Children's Literature and the Fantastic
Tradition. She is a Reader at Middlesex University.

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cfp categories: 
childrens_literature