Call for Papers: Literary London 2012: Representations of London in Literature

Call for Papers: Literary London 2012: Representations of London in Literature
An Interdisciplinary Conference

Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London Organised
by: The Literary London Society, 4-6 July 2012
Keynote Speakers:
Kasia Boddy
Norma Clarke
Michael Rosen
Sarah Wardle
Proposals are invited for papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of 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 its imagined futures. 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 particularly welcome for consideration. While papers on all areas of literary London are welcomed, the conference theme in 2012 is ‘Sports, Games, and Pastimes’. Topics that might be addressed are:
.Sport: participation, spectatorship, and sporting events including the three London Olympics
.Gambling
.Shopping and fashion
.Pubs and coffee houses
.Games and hobbies
.Holidays, downtime, and park-life
.Child’s play
.Reading and writing as pastimes
Please submit all proposals for 20-minute papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions through the Literary London Society website: http://www.literarylondon.org/conference/cfp.html
Deadline extended to 22 April 2012
For further information please contact Martin Dines at m.dines@kingston.ac.uk

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