[UPDATE] REGISTRATION NOW OPEN John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell
contact email: 
buchan-conference@hotmail.com

Plenary Speakers: Douglas Gifford (University of Glasgow) on Buchan's response to his Victorian literary precursors, and Douglas Kerr (University of Hong Kong) on Buchan, myth, and "The Dancing Floor".

This event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Buchan's death and celebrate the imminent emergence of his works from UK copyright on 1 January 2011. The conference seeks to build on recent efforts to re-establish Buchan as more than a writer of thrillers, by considering his views and influence on 20th-century politics, culture, and aesthetics. An increased level of attention to the comparatively neglected areas of his output has demonstrated his significance within early twentieth-century popular culture, and laid the groundwork for considerations of his contributions to debates about the nature of modernity. Proceedings will be of interest to literature scholars, students and the general public.

To register, please visit http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2010/Buchan/index.htm and download a registration form.

REGISTRATION FEES:

£35 Standard
£25 IES Members/Unwaged/Students/Speakers

The conference will be held at the Institute of English Studies, and is being organized by Kate Macdonald (University of Ghent) and Nathan Waddell (University of Birmingham).

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