UPDATE: Literary London 2007 Representations of London in Literature (UK) (3/31/07; 7/19/07-7/20/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Phillips Lawrence
contact email: 
Lawrence.Phillips@northampton.ac.uk

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LITERARY LONDON 2007
Representations of London in Literature An Interdisciplinary Conference

Hosted by The Department of English, University of Westminster, London.

Organised by the University of Northampton, Kingston University, and the =
University of Westminster.
19th to 20th July 2007

Plenary speakers: TBC

The 6th Annual Literary London conference will be hosted by the =
Department of English University of Westminster, London, at their 309 =
Regent Street building.

London is one of the world's major cities with a long and rich literary =
tradition reflecting both its diversity and its significance as a =
cultural and commercial centre. Literary London 2007 aims to:

    * Read literary and dramatic texts in their historical and social =
context and in relation to theoretical approaches to the study of the =
metropolis.
    * Investigate the changing cultural and historical geography of =
London.
    * Consider the social, political, and spiritual fears, hopes, and =
perceptions that have inspired representations of London.
    * Trace different traditions of representing London and examine how =
the pluralism of London society is reflected in London literature.
    * Celebrate the contribution London and Londoners have made to =
English literature and drama.=20

While the main focus of the conference will be on literary texts, we =
actively encourage interdisciplinary contributions relating film, =
architecture, geography, theories of urban space, etc., to literary =
representations of London.=20

Abstracts of 200 words for 20-minute papers by 31st March 2007 to: =
contact_at_literarylondon.org or the postal address below.

Proposals for panels of three speakers are also welcome.

Dr Lawrence Phillips (Northampton) and Dr Brycchan Carey (Kingston),
Literary London Organising Committee
Department of English
School of Arts,
University of Northampton,
Avenue Campus,
St Georges Avenue,
Northampton,
NN2 6JD
UK=20

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