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

Lucy Pearson lucy.r.pearson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 12:58:17 EDT 2013


But Deborah, this wouldn't count as extra work. ;)

:D

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 5:53 PM, <deborah.dwj at suberic.net> wrote:

> "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 unpublished fragments which would be really interesting to explore and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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Lucy Pearson, Lecturer in Children's Literature
Newcastle University Children's Literature Unit
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