[DWJ] CfP: Diana Wynne Jones Conference, 3-5 July 09, Bristol (Please Circulate)

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Sun Oct 26 12:04:59 EDT 2008

Diana Wynne Jones. A conference.

Location: University of the West of England, Bristol.
Date: 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2009

Note that Continental Airlines offers a non-stop flight from Newark to
The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Organisers: Charles Butler, Farah Mendlesohn, Chris Bell.

Diana Wynne Jones lives in Bristol and hopes to attend on Saturday.

Call for Papers:

On any and all aspects of the writing of Diana Wynne Jones, on her influence
and influences. Papers on fan activity and scholarship, TV and film
adaptations also welcome.

Deadline, 31st January 2009.

[We are also potentially interested in papers allied to the topic: if
unsure, just ask.]

Accommodation will be in at the University of the West of England, Frenchay

Broad band and wi-fi are free to residents: you will be issued with a log-in
at check in (remember to ask if it's not offered). In addition, the campus
has wi-fi, access not always good, your password and log in should work

About the organisers:
Chris Bell has been involved at committee level in running Eastercon, the
annual British Science Fiction Convention for more than fifteen years. She
lives in Bristol.
Charles Butler writes fantasy for children and is a well known scholar in
the field (his book Four British Fantasists was nominated for a Mythopoeic
Award). He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England,
Farah Mendlesohn has organised and co-organised several academic conferences
and been on the committee of an Easter convention. She is currently
organising the programme for the 2009 Worldcon. In 2005 she published Diana
Wynne Jones, Children's Literature and the Fantastic Tradition. She is a
Reader at Middlesex University.

Contact farah.sf at gmail.com

Off Cuts: http://www.farahsf.com/
If "men don't read" but "science fiction doesn't sell to women" ... who is
reading it?

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