CFP: The Uses of Richard Hoggart (UK) (10/31/05; 4/3/06-4/5/06)

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The Uses of Richard Hoggart: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
on Richard Hoggart's Work and Influence
Monday 3 - Wednesday 5 April 2006
Tapton Hall,
University of Sheffield,
Proposals for papers (20 mins) are sought on the life, work and influence of
Richard Hoggart, founder of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies,
author of The Uses of Literacy, Speaking to Each Other, Only Connect, and
Everyday Language and Everyday Life. Papers considering Hoggart alongside
his contemporaries or reminiscing on his influence on their own work or
discipline are also welcome.

Richard Hoggart is one of the leading thinkers and cultural critics in the
twentieth century. His work spans disciplinary boundaries and has
influenced many of the leading scholars and writers of the post-war
generation and beyond. The conference will celebrate his work and its
influence across these boundaries, including papers from scholars of English
Literature and Language, Education, Cultural Studies, Politics and

The conference will also mark the acquisition of Hoggart's papers by
Sheffield University Library. The archive contains over fifty years' worth
of Richard Hoggart's papers, including typescripts, correspondence, taped
broadcasts and a great deal of other material. There will be a special
exhibition from the Hoggart archive to coincide with the conference and an
inauguration ceremony.

Richard Hoggart himself will be the keynote speaker, either in person or on
a specially commissioned film. Other speakers so far include Stefan
Collini, Simon Hoggart, Stuart Hall, David Lodge, Sean Matthews, Jon Nixon
and Jonathan Rose.
Proposals and expressions of interest are welcome from all disciplines and
from postgraduate students as well as established scholars.


Dr. Sue Owen,
Dept. of English Literature,
University of Sheffield,
S10 2TN.
Tel. (0)114 2228469
Fax. (0)114 2228481

Every attempt will be made to accommodate early applicants who require a
decision before the closing date.

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