CFP: Modernism on Sea (UK) (2/16/07; 7/5/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Lara Feigel
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Thursday 5th July 2007
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, Sussex
A one day conference exploring creative responses to the seaside in
20th century Britain.

Hosted in collaboration with the Universities of Oxford and Sussex and
the AHRC

Literature - Painting - Cinema - Design

Speakers include:
Professor Laura Marcus (Sussex)
Dr Frances Spalding (Newcastle)
Dr Alan Powers (Greenwich)
Dr Fred Gray (Sussex)
Dr Paul Rennie (Central St Martin's, London)

Call for Papers (literature panel only):
Does the seaside have a literature?
We are looking for 20 minute papers on any aspect of modern coastal
writing, from Elizabeth Bowen's flamboyant villas to Walter
Greenwood's holiday resorts; from Iain Sinclair's Hastings to Margaret
Drabble's Ornemouth.
Please send 200 word abstracts to by
16th February 2007.

This is a timely forum for the work of beach-combing scholars from
across the humanities, and an excellent opportunity to visit one of
Britain's finest modernist buildings, so come for a day beside the

Bexhill is less than two hours from London by train.
Fee 25 pounds (includes coffee and a good lunch).

To register call the De La Warr Pavilion box office on 01424 229111,
or for more information please contact:
Lara Feigel:
Alex Harris:
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