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

Amy Harlib aharlib at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 14 05:34:39 EDT 2013

aharlib at earthlink.net
Wow!  Wish this could be podcast for those poor folks like me stuck across 
'The Pond' with no resources to travel anywhere.

Amy in NYC - life long lover of all things SF & F

-----Original Message----- 
From: Lucy Pearson
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 4:58 AM
To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
Subject: Re: [DWJ] Call For Papers: Diana Wynne Jones Conference!

Dear all,

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 unpublished fragments which would be really interesting to explore and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,
> Lucy
> --
>  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
> material.
> 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> -
> 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> -
> 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
> http://www.ncl.ac.uk/elll/research/children/unit.htm

Lucy Pearson, Lecturer in Children's Literature
Newcastle University Children's Literature Unit
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