[DWJ] Call For Papers: Diana Wynne Jones Conference!

deborah.dwj at suberic.net deborah.dwj at suberic.net
Mon Aug 12 12:53:32 EDT 2013


"oh, Deborah, you are ridiculously overcommitted, you are not
allowed to take anything else on."

*Thanks*, Lucy.

(Inappropriate sarcasm aside, SO excited.)

-deborah

On Mon, 12 Aug 2013, Lucy Pearson wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I am pleased to annnounce A Fantastic Legacy: a Diana Wynne Jones Meorial
> Conference, which will take place 5/6 September, 2014 in Newcastle, UK.
>
> The conference is aimed at fans as well as academics (I know lots of people
> here are both); we're still confirming invited guests but they will include
> Laura Cecil (Diana's literary agent) and the list's own Catherine
> Butler! I'm hoping that it will also include a lot of great papers by all
> kinds of people, and to that end I strongly encourage you all to take a
> look at the call for papers and consider submitting something.
>
> We're particularly keen to have papers which make use of Diana's archive,
> which is now hosued at Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's
> Books, in Newcastle. There's some amazing material there, including
> unpublished fragments which would be really interesting to explore and
> relate to the published works.
>
> You don't have to be affiliated with an academic institution to give a
> paper (although we are looking for papers with a reasonably rigorous
> approach) and we're able to offer a discounted rate for people who aren't
> affiliated with an academic institution (we're still confirming the exact
> rate, but it will be at least £30 off).
>
> I'd love to meet lots of the list members at this. Do circluate the CFP
> anywhere you think it may be of interest.
>
> All the best,
>
> Lucy
>
>
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