Bloosmbury C21 Conference 2014

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Bloosmbury and Centre 21, University of Brighton UK

Bloomsbury C21 Conference 2014: Towards A Twenty-First Century Literature

10-11 April 2014, Brighton, UK

Supported by: Bloomsbury Higher Education Academy UK Gylphi Myriad 3AM Magazine


Dr David James,Queen Mary London

Prof Philip Tew,Brunel University

Prof Lucy Armitt,University of Lincoln

Prof Robert Eaglestone,Royal Holloway

Call for Papers

As the twenty-first century enters its problematic teenage years, this conference examines how we define and understand C21 writings in English and the forms they take. This two day event will unite academics, publishers and creative writers to consider twenty-first century literary developments and how they have changed what we write and read today and the future of Literature in the twenty-first century. Proposals for conference papers of 20 mins may address, but are not limited to:

New Environments
Technology and Science
The Future of Theory
(Re)Writing the Past
Literary Forms, Old and New
Creative/Critical Interfaces
Digital Platforms and Social Media
Intertextuality and Interdisciplinary
PLUS we encourage specific calls for 15 mins papers for sponsored panels:

Teaching C21 Literature (HEA)
C21 Literary Criticism (Bloomsbury)
C21 Publishing (Gylphi)
First Fictions (Myriad)
Graphic Novels (Myriad)
C21 Literary Journalism (3AM)
Publication Opportunity

Presenters may submit their papers for Issue Four of C21 Literature, an international peer reviewed journal that aims to create a critical, discursive space for the promotion and exploration of 21st-century writings in English (

Deadline for paper abstracts of 250 words is 6th Jan 2013 to


Student: £55.00 Waged: £99.00

Registration includes refreshments and lunch each day, as well as a Bloomsbury sponsored drinks reception on the evening of 10th April.

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Registration includes refreshments and lunch each day, as well as a Bloomsbury sponsored drinks reception and a conference dinner on the evening of 10th April.

Contact: Please send any inquiries and/or abstracts to C21 administrator Marion Duggan:

To find out more about Centre 21, please visit: