[DWJ] Call For Papers: Diana Wynne Jones Conference!
lucy.r.pearson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 04:58:47 EDT 2013
Just realised that the last email did not include the link to the
conference websiote - apologies for any confusion! You can find all the
details at http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/dwj.
On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 5:49 PM, Lucy Pearson <lucy.r.pearson at gmail.com>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 unpublished fragments which would be really interesting to explore and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,
> CFP: A fantastic legacy Diana Wynne Jones Memorial Conference
> Diana Wynne Jones was one of the most outstanding 20th-century writers of
> British children’s fantasy. She is widely recognised among scholars,
> writers and fans of science fiction and fantasy as a truly ground-breaking
> writer who made a significant contribution to the genres in which she
> operated, and her death in 2011 was deeply mourned. This international
> conference will celebrate her life, and evaluate her contribution to
> children’s literature, fantasy and science fiction.
> We are currently seeking papers on any aspect of Diana’s life and work,
> including but not limited to:
> - Her contribution to changing ideas of genre, audience, and form in
> fantasy and science fiction.
> - Her contribution to children’s literature, and her engagement
> with and empowerment of the child reader.
> - Her status as a female fantasy writer, and the ways in which she
> engaged with the gender discourse within fantasy and science fiction.
> - Publishing history and the commercial and creative forces
> affecting experimental and boundary-breaking work.
> - Translations of her books, and the international context and
> reception of her work.
> In 2010, Diana donated her archive to Seven Stories, the National Centre
> for Children’s Books. The collection contains stories and other
> compositions written by Jones when she was a child; draft material relating
> to 49 published works by Jones, including novels and short stories; draft
> material relating to numerous unpublished works, including plays, novels
> and poetry; correspondence and personal papers, including professional
> correspondence; drafts of articles and talks by or about Jones; and copies
> of some of Jones' published works, including some foreign language
> editions. We are particularly interested in papers which make use of this
> Participants are invited to submit 100-250 word abstracts for 20 minute
> papers via our online contact form<http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=4895> -
> *Deadline for abstracts: *28 March 2014
> *Notification of outcome: *28 April 2014
> Abstracts should be submitted in doc, docx, or odt form via our online
> contact form <http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=4895> -
> You can explore the contents of the Diana Wynne Jones Collection via the
> Seven Stories catalogue: http://collection.sevenstories.org.uk/home/.
> Contact collections at sevenstories.org.uk to arrange access.
> Lucy Pearson, Lecturer in Children's Literature
> Newcastle University Children's Literature Unit
Lucy Pearson, Lecturer in Children's Literature
Newcastle University Children's Literature Unit
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