[UPDATE] Spatial Perspectives: Literature and Architecture, 1850 – Present

full name / name of organization: 
University of Oxford, Terri Mullholland and Nicole Sierra

Spatial Perspectives: Literature and Architecture, 1850 – Present

Friday 22nd June 2012
University of Oxford, Faculty of English Language and Literature

Website: http://spatialperspectives.wordpress.com/

The deadline for the Call For Papers has been extended to Friday 16th March 2012.

We are delighted to announce Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum London will be a keynote speaker along with Professor Douglas Tallack, Professor of American Studies and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester.

Registration opens on the website on Thursday 1st March 2012 and there will be a special Early Bird registration fee of £25 until 27th April 2012.

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster a dialogue between literature and architecture by bringing together papers that encompass the diversity of thinking about these two disciplines and the ways in which they engage and interact.

We warmly encourage contributions from practising architects, architectural historians, creative writers, and scholars of literature. An edited collection of conference proceedings is planned.

Papers are invited that address, but are not limited to, the following broad themes:

Textual spaces / spatial texts
The language of built space / narrative and architecture
Mapping the city
Icons and meaning
Interart analogues
Visual cultures
Literature and architectural discourse
Form, representation, and poetry
Writing the architect
Writers that build
Interiors and design
Architecture and Utopias / dystopias

Please send abstracts of 300 words for 20 minute papers to literature.architecture@gmail.com by Friday 16th March 2012.