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Literary London 2010, 7-9 July 2010
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Literary London 2010
Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London
7-9th July 2010
Professor Michael Slater (Birkbeck, University of London)
Proposals by 31st March 2010
The 9th Annual Literary London conference will be hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London. The Institute is located in Bloomsbury, at the centre of literary London, and just a few minutes walk from such attractions as the British Library, the British Museum, and the clubs, pubs, and restaurants of Soho. It is at the heart of London: 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 2010 aims to:
Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs, from the city’s roots in pre-classical times to its imagined futures. 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. Papers from postgraduate students are especially welcome for consideration. While proposals on all topics are encouraged, this year we would especially welcome paper or panel proposals on the theme of ‘centrality’. Topics that might be addressed are:
Please send proposals for 20-minute papers by Wednesday 31 March 2010 to: email@example.com. Your proposal should contain your name, your institutional affiliation, your email and postal addresses, the title of your proposed paper, and an abstract of no more than 300 words.
Proposals for comprised panels of three speakers are also welcome. Proposals for panels should contain the proposer’s name, institutional affiliation, email and postal addresses, and an abstract of the panel of no more than 500 words. You must also include a name, institutional affiliation, email address, and paper title for each of your speakers. You do not need to provide separate abstracts for each of the papers.
Literary London Organising Committee: Dr Lawrence Phillips (University of Northampton) and Dr Brycchan Carey (Kingston University, London).
Please direct any queries related to this conference to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Literary London conference is mutually supportive of the e-journal of the same name.
Web site: www.literarylondon.org