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The Burney Society of North America will hold its fourth biennial
conference in Chicago, Illinois, on October 2 and 3, 2008 at the Newberry
Library. The conference hotel, the Westin Michigan Avenue, is
conveniently located just a few blocks away.
We are pleased to announce that Helen Thompson, Associate Professor of
English at Northwestern University, will be our plenary speaker.
In keeping with the urban venue of Chicago, the conference will explore
the topic â€œFrances Burney and the City.â€ We invite proposals for papers,
panels, or roundtables that discuss any topic related to representations
of urban life in Burneyâ€™s novels, plays, letters, and journals.
Participants may focus on a particular cityâ€”London, Paris, Bristol, or
Brighton for exampleâ€”or on Burneyâ€™s treatment of urban phenomena that
recur in her portrayal of several cities. Papers might also contrast
Burneyâ€™s vision of the urban with the rural or explore aspects of urban
lifeâ€”employment, leisure, shopping, entertainment, economics,
architecture, religion, crowds, or time. Alternatively, papers could set
forth ideological interpretations of Burneyâ€™s representation of urban
life and investigate class structures, gender boundaries, or racial
Please send one-page proposals for papers and panels to Catherine M.
Parisian at cmparisian_at_verizon.net, or 45 Stoney Glen, Nellysford, VA
22958 by May 1, 2008 (electronic submissions preferred). Please note any
audio/visual requirements in your proposals. Submissions from graduate
students are especially welcome. Participants will be notified by May
For more information about the Burney Society and how to become a member,
please visit our website at http://dc37.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/burney. You
may also wish to visit the Burney Centre website at
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