CFP: John Betjeman (3/31/06; 6/25/06-6/29/06)

full name / name of organization: 
James Gifford
contact email: 

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2006 is the centenary of the birth of John Betjeman, Poet Laureate from
1972-84. To celebrate this event and to highlight the extensive holdings of
Betjeman's correspondence and manuscripts at the University of Victoria
(Canada), two panels on June 29th are dedicated to Betjeman and his milieu
in the "ON MIRACLE GROUND XIV" conference of the International Lawrence
Durrell Society (25-29 June 2006).

Papers that deal with any aspect of Betjeman's career or his engagement with
his contemporaries are welcome, though those with an archival or comparative
approach are particularly appropriate to the conference's general theme.

While proposals will be considered until the end of March, early submission
or statements of interest are requested. Please address all inquiries to
the conference organizer, James Gifford. Send all proposals (approximately
250 words) by mail or email (email preferred) to:

James Gifford
Department of English & Film Studies
3-5 Humanities Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2E5, Canada

For further information on the conference, please see the International
Lawrence Durrell Society's website:


James Gifford
Paul Lorenz
Candace Fertile
Chris Petter
Stephen Ross
Lynne Van Luven
Lindsay Parker


The International Lawrence Durrell Society
The University of Victoria
Department of English, University of Victoria
Department of Writing, University of Victoria
Special Collections, University of Victoria
Allan Antliff, Canada Research Chair, Art History
Department of English, University of Alberta

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