CFP: Representations of London in Literature An Interdisciplinary Conference

Call for Papers Literary London 2014
Representations of London in Literature An Interdisciplinary Conference
Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London Organised by: The Literary London Society 23-25 July 2014

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. The main focus of the conference is literary texts and representations, but 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 2014 is ‘Ages of London’. Topics that might be addressed are:
 London life writing: diaries, auto/biographies, memoirs
 Institutionalised memory: museums, memorials, heritage – and their discontents
 Life stages: youth, adulthood and old age in the capital
 Intergenerational relations: education, inheritance, conflict
 Historical and neohistorical fiction
 Subcultures from youth to old age
 Archaeological, historiographical and mythical accounts of London and its locales
 Time travel and futurological visions
 Growth and decline; dereliction and regeneration
 Technological, economic and demographic change
 Rethinking literary, historical and architectural periodization
Please submit all proposals for 20-minute papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions through the Literary London Society website
http://www.literarylondon.org/conference/
Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2014
For further information please contact Dr Martin Dines at conference@literarylondon.org

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