CFP: Anglo-American Aesthetics: Innovations and Economies of Influence? (UK) (5/4/07; 7/12/07-7/15/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Philip Tew
contact email: 
tewp@ukf.net

The Sixth Symbiosis Conference CFP=20

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Headline Theme: =91Anglo-American Aesthetics: Innovations and Economies =
of
Influence?=92 (N.B. Please note that submissions on other Anglo-American
topics/themes are most welcome).=20

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Venue: Brunel University, West London

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Dates: 12th =96 15th July 2007 =20

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The School of Arts at Brunel University is delighted to collaborate with
Symbiosis in hosting the Sixth Symbiosis Conference, with the headline =
theme
of =93Anglo-American Aesthetics: Innovations and Economies of =
Influence?,=94 at
the Uxbridge Campus, Brunel University, July 12=9615, 2007.=20

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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.=20

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Our venue seems apt since a concept of innovation in education and =
learning
is central to Brunel=92s identity, especially given its origin in the =
=91White
Heat of Technology=92 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).=20

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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.=20

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The Uxbridge campus is four miles and twenty minutes by taxi from =
Heathrow
Airport, and is a reasonable journey by underground to central London
(King=92s Cross and Piccadilly approx. 50 minutes; Waterloo approx. 55
minutes; Kew Gardens and Tower of London approx. just over an hour =96
estimated timings Transport for London). Delegates staying longer can =
avail
themselves of various research libraries including the New British =
Library,
London=92s theatre land and all of the city=92s historical and =
architectural
sights, plus its culture. Oxford can be visited easily in a day from
Uxbridge.=20

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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 both:=20

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Philip Tew; Philip.tew_at_brunel.ac.uk=20

William Watkin: William.watkin_at_brunel.ac.uk=20

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Submission deadline: 4th May, 2007. All submissions: please add =
=91Symbiosis
Brunel 2007=92 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 early travel plans. Email Prof. Philip Tew as above or =
to:
tewp_at_ukf.net=20

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A draft program will be published on the web at
symbiosisonline.org.uk/conference, and on the Brunel website, early in =
2007.

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Conference fee payable to: 'Brunel University' =A3180 (one hundred and =
eighty
pounds sterling) [please note that the fee includes lunches, =
refreshments,
Saturday conference dinner with drinks, plus two-year Symbiosis =
individual
subscription]; =A3150 (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
=A3130). These discounted rates will apply until May 25 th 2007 after =
which a
20% surcharge will apply (=A3216 & =A3180). 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:

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Sara Brown

Symbiosis Conference Administrator

Department of English

School of Arts

Brunel University

Uxbridge Campus

Uxbridge

Middlesex

UB8 3PH

All other contact should be by e-mail, at:=20

sara.brown_at_brunel.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1895 266374 (in emergencies only)=20

Fax: +44 (0)1895 269768

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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 =
=91Symbiosis
Brunel 2007=92 in contacting:=20

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Brunel Conference Services
Uxbridge, Middlesex
UB8 3PH
Tel: +44(0)1895 238353

Fax: +44(0)1895 269745

Email: conference_at_brunel.ac.uk

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Information regarding alternative local accommodation can be made =
available
on request. Queries to: sara.brown_at_brunel.ac.uk=20

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The venue at the Uxbridge Campus is a bus or taxi journey from Uxbridge
underground station (Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines). Underground
(Transport for London) journey planner:

http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/user/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=3Den

One can take a train from London (Paddington) or the West Country =
(Bristol)
to West Drayton (here catch the 'hail and ride' bus U3 to campus); and =
it is
close to the M25, M4, M40 and roads into central London. If you are =
driving
to Brunel, use the link below for directions:
http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/where/ux/uxacc

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Local Taxi firms for advanced bookings: APEX CARS =96 +44 (0)1895 25 66 =
66 /
L.H.R =96 +44 (0)1895 444 333

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Conference Director:=20

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Professor Philip Tew (Co-Managing Editor of Symbiosis)=20

Room: GB128

Department of English

School of Arts

Brunel University

Uxbridge Campus

Uxbridge

Middlesex

UB8 3PH

E-mail: <mailto:Philip.tew_at_brunel.ac.uk> Philip.tew_at_brunel.ac.uk

Fax: +44 (0)1895 269768

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