CFP: [20th] Lady Chatterley and Her Consequences

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John Lyon
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A half-day conference, Thursday 2 July 2009
AHRC Penguin Archive Project
School of Humanities
University of Bristol

We are on the verge of the half-centenary of the Penguin Lady Chatterley
trial. Where does Lawrence’s novel stand now? In the light of
theoretical-inflected and political criticisms, how do we now read Lady
Chatterley’s Lover? What impact has the editorial work on the various
versions of the novel had? What do we make of rewritings, film versions
and parodies? What were the consequences of the Penguin trial, both for
Lawrence and for other writers, and for publishers? Can we now talk of
good writing and literary quality? What do we presently understand by
pornography and obscenity?

Please send proposals (150-200 words) for papers of 15 minutes duration to:, or by post to

Dr John Lyon
Penguin Archive Project
University of Bristol
3/5 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB
Deadline for submission: Friday 3 April 2009

The conference is part of the AHRC-funded Penguin Archive Project at the
University of Bristol. An exhibition of related materials from the
University of Bristol Library Special Collections Penguin Archive will form
part of the conference proceedings.

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