UPDATE: Literary London 2006: Representations of London in Literature (UK) (3/31/06; 7/13/06-7/14/06)
We have now extended the deadline for abstracts to 31 March 2006 and
confirmed our plenary speakers. See full revised CFP below.
Literary London 2006: Representations of London in Literature
An Interdisciplinary Conference
Hosted by The Department of English, Maritime Campus, University of
13th to 14th July 2006
Plenary speakers: Professor Jack Lynch (Rutgers University), Professor
Jonathan Schneer (Georgia Institute of Technology), Professor David
Skilton (Cardiff University)
Call for Papers
The 5th Annual Literary London conference will be hosted by the
Department of English University of Greenwich, London, at their Maritime
Campus based in the Old Royal Naval College
(http://www.greenwichfoundation.org.uk/) with buildings designed by Sir
Christopher Wren and others.
London is one of the world's major cities with a long and rich
literary tradition reflecting both its diversity and its significance as
a cultural and commercial centre. Literary London 2005 aims to:
* Read literary texts in their historical and social context and in
relation to theoretical approaches to the study of the metropolis.
* Investigate the changing cultural and historical geography of
* Consider the social, political, and spiritual fears, hopes, and
perceptions that have inspired representations of London.
* Trace different traditions of representing London and examine how the
pluralism of London society is reflected in London literature.
* Celebrate the contribution London and Londoners have made to English
Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers which consider any period or
genre of English literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to
central and suburban London and its environs, from the city's roots in
pre-Roman times to the present day. While the main focus of the
conference will be on literary texts, we actively encourage
interdisciplinary contributions relating film, architecture, geography,
theories of urban space, etc., to literary representations of London.
Papers from postgraduate students are welcome for consideration.
Abstracts of 200 words for 20-minute papers by 28th February 2006 to:
contact_at_literarylondon.org or the postal address below.
Proposals for comprised panels of three speakers are also welcome.
Dr Lawrence Phillips (Liverpool Hope) and Dr Brycchan Carey (Kingston
Literary London Organising Committee
Department of English
Liverpool Hope University
Telephone: +44 0151 291 3560
FAX +44 0151 291 3160
Web site: www.literarylondon.org
The Annual Literary London conference is mutually supportive of the
e-journal of the same name.
Dr Lawrence Phillips,
Award Director MA Humanities,
Programme Leader BA English,
Editor, Literary London Journal,
Secretary UK Network For Modern Fiction Studies,
Department of English,
Liverpool Hope University,
Tel. 0151 2913560
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or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu
Received on Sat Feb 18 2006 - 09:59:49 EST