[REMINDER] What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English / 14-17 July 2014 / Lincoln, UK / Deadline: 1st November 2013

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Martin Paul Eve, University of Lincoln
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Please email 200-300 word proposals for 20-minute papers and brief biographical notes of 50 words to the conference organisers: Dr Siân Adiseshiah, Dr Martin Eve, Dr Rupert Hildyard, and Dr Agnes Woolley: WHN@lincoln.ac.uk Panel proposals are also welcome.

Deadline for proposals: 1 November 2013

Conference website: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/whatson/eventsconferences/event...

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Confirmed speaker: Robert Eaglestone, Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought, Royal Holloway, University of London

The third international What Happens Now conference will provide a forum in which to discuss, reflect on, and review creative literary and dramatic work in English, published since the year 2000. The principal aim of this conference series is to contribute to the canon formation process by which the significant and innovative writers and dramatists of the new millennium are discovered and discussed, and to begin to identify new patterns, clusters, trends and paradigms in contemporary prose, poetry and drama.

We welcome papers discussing the full range of literary and dramatic expression produced from the mainstream to the margins, including:

historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy, utopian and dystopian writing, life writing, children's literature, travel writing, graphic novels, flash fiction, romantic fiction, crime writing, verbatim drama, musical theatre, post-dramatic theatre, technologically mediated performance, electronically mediated text, performance poetry, and poetic dialogue.

Alongside the analysis of literature and drama in all its forms, this conference is also keen to explore evolving debates in critical theory and the teaching of 21st-century writing.