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

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 06:38:42 EDT 2013


Maybe we should do a live link?


On 14 August 2013 10:34, Amy Harlib <aharlib at earthlink.net> wrote:

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> 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.
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> Amy in NYC - life long lover of all things SF & F
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> -----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!
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> Dear all,
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> 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<http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/dwj>
> .
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> Thanks!
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> Lucy
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> On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 5:49 PM, Lucy Pearson <lucy.r.pearson at gmail.com>**
> wrote:
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>  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 unpublished fragments which would be really interesting to explore and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.
>>
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>>
>> 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>> -
>> 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>>
>> -
>> 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/<http://collection.sevenstories.org.uk/home/>
>> .
>> Contact collections at sevenstories.org.**uk<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<http://www.ncl.ac.uk/elll/research/children/unit.htm>
>>
>>
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