CFP: The Literary North: 19th to 21st C. (UK) (1/9/06; 5/20/06)

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Katharine M Cockin
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CFP: The Literary North (19th to 21st century)(UK) (01/09/06; 05/20/06)
Call for papers for a one-day conference
At University of Hull, England
Saturday 20 May 2005 9am to 5pm
Keynote speaker: Professor Cora Kaplan, Southampton University

This conference will reassess the stereotypes of the grim North and the
beautiful South in order to investigate literary representations from
and about the north of England.

With a view to making visible the North of England as a significant
trope as well as a vibrant location for literature from the most
contemporary to the nineteenth century, this conference will challenge
the destructive stereotypes of the North which appear to be gaining

Attend this conference in Hull, and participate in the discussions
about the literature of the moors, dales and wolds, the mills and pits,
the council estates and country houses; revisit Brideshead; go back to
Wigan Pier; reimagine North and South.

Proposal for papers are invited on any related topic but which may
explore any of the following:

regional identity and Englishness; the north-south divide; the North
beyond the North East; the realist North; the myth of the north;
Northern myths; The Queer North; the Modernist North and Northern
Modernists; Georgians of the North; the grim North and northern grit;
the political North; genres and Northern writing; social class and the
geographies of the North; the gendered North; exploitation and the
North; the postcolonial north; the north and multiculturalism.

Send abstracts (no more than 250 words) for proposed 20 minute papers
by 9 January 2006 to

Dr Katharine Cockin, English Dept, University of Hull, Cottingham Rd,
Email: Fax: 01482 465641
Tel: 01482 465611

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