UPDATED: Symbiosis Journal Sixth Biennial Conference in All Areas of Anglo-American Literary and Cultural Studies (UK) (4/8/07;

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

PLEASE NORE ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW ADDITIONAL PLENARY SPEAKERS, AND REVISED
METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR ACCOMMODATION

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Call for papers: the Sixth Biennial Conference in London of Symbiosis: A
Journal of Anglo-American Conference American Literary and Cultural =
Studies

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A Three-Day International Conference on All Areas of Anglo-American =
Literary
and Cultural Studies. =20

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Venue: Brunel University, West London, United Kingdom. =20

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

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:=20

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Professor Ian F.A. Bell (Keele University) =91The Poundian Fourth =
Dimension=92=20

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Author of Critic as Scientist: The Modernist Poetics of Ezra Pound =
(1981),
Henry James and the Past: Readings into Time (1991), and Washington =
Square:
Styles of Money (1993). Widely published in journals such as Journal of
American Studies, English Literary History, Modern Philology, Texas =
Studies
in Language and Literature, Philological Quarterly, the Southern Review =
and
the Modern Language Quarterly.=20

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Professor Susan Castillo (King's College, University of London) =
=91Blurring
the Colour Line in the Caribbean South: Gertrudis G=F3mez de =
Avellaneda=92s
Sab.=92=20

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Castillo=92s groundbreaking interdisciplinary work on race, gender and
ethnicity is well-known on both sides of the Atlantic and includes =
Colonial
Encounters in New World Writing: Performing, Early American Writing, =
and
The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology. She edits the =
Journal of
American Studies (CUP), and is on the Executive Boards of the =
International
American Studies Association and the British Association for American
Studies. =20

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Professor Wai Chee Dimock (William Lampson Chair of English & American
Studies, Yale University) =91Epic and Lyric: The Aegean, the Nile, and
Whitman.=92 =20

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Prof. Dimock=92s many prestigious publications include: Empire for =
Liberty:
Melville and the Poetics of Individualism (Princeton UP, 1989); Residues =
of
Justice: Literature, Law, Philosophy (U of California P, 1996); =
Literature
and Science: Cultural Forms, Conceptual Exchanges, a special issue of
American Literature, co-edited with Priscilla Wald (Duke UP, 2002); =
Through
Other Continents: American Literature across Deep Time ( Princeton UP,
2006); and Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World =
Literature,
co-edited with Lawrence Buell (Princeton UP, 2007)

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All Areas & Periods Are Welcome. Headline Theme: =91Anglo-American =
Aesthetics:
Innovations and Economies of Influence?=92=20

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The School of Arts at Brunel University is delighted to collaborate with
Symbiosis in hosting the Sixth Biennial Symbiosis Conference in West =
London.
=93Anglo-American Aesthetics: Innovations and Economies of =
Influence?,=94 will
take place 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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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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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. =
(For a
virtual tour of Brunel University go to:
http://www.uni360.com/tourpopup/main.aspx?id=3D29&m=3Dvt&s=3Dbrunel). =
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).

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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

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Philip Tew; Philip.tew_at_brunel.ac.uk
William Watkin: William.watkin_at_brunel.ac.uk

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Submission deadline: Sunday 8th April, 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.=20

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Please note that early approval regarding submissions can be indicated =
on
request if it is required for any institutional or other funding, or for
those wishing to make early travel plans.

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Panel proposals will also be considered and encouraged.=20

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

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Conference fee payable to: 'Brunel University' =A3180 (one hundred and =
eighty
pounds sterling) [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
=A3100). These discounted rates will apply until May 25th 2007 after =
which a
20% surcharge will apply of =A3216 (two-hundred and sixteen pounds) & =
=A3180
(one hundred and eighty pounds). Daily attendance rates will be set =
later
and will be substantially higher than the discounted rates.=20

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Accommodation is available on campus in newly refurbished rooms in halls =
of
residence, with access to sauna, steam-room and plunge pool. This may be
booked via Sara Brown in the School of Arts. The cost is as follows: =20

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Single en-suite rooms (including breakfast) at =A335 (THIRTY-FIVE =
POUNDS) per
night (Bishop Lacy Hall).=20

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Limited number of double occupancy en-suite rooms (including breakfast) =
at
=A350 (FIFTY POUNDS) per night inclusive (Lancaster Hall).

Payment may be made by cheque or credit card; in both cases please =
request a
payment form by e-mail (and this can be returned by email, fax or =
surface
mail).=20

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All queries and subsequent monies sent to:

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Sara Brown
Symbiosis Conference Administrator
School of Arts
Brunel University
Uxbridge Campus
Uxbridge
Middlesex
UB8 3PH
+44 (0)1895 266374

Where possible contact should be by e-mail to: sara.brown_at_brunel.ac.uk
Fax: +44 (0)1895 269768

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.=20

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

Conference Director:

Professor Philip Tew (Co-Managing Editor of Symbiosis)
Room: GB128
Department of English
School of Arts
Brunel University
Uxbridge Campus
Uxbridge
Middlesex
UB8 3PH

Tel: 00 44 (0)1895 267257

Mob: 00 44 (0)7956 951930

Email: Philip.tew_at_brunel.ac.uk

Prof. Philip Tew

Professor of English (Post-1900 Literature)

Brunel University

philip.tew_at_brunel.ac.uk

Director, UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies

http://www.uk-fiction-network.org/

07956 951930=20

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