[DWJ] [child_lit] Registration open - A Fantastic Legacy: Diana Wynne Jones Memorial Conference, Newcastle, UK: 5-6 September, 2014
marthahixon at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 16:03:42 EDT 2014
Sigh, I really, really wish I were coming to this! The date just didn't
work out for taking a trip from way over here during our school term, which
starts at the end of August. But I do hope people will be taking notes and
reporting on events! Are there any plans for videotaping and/or publishing
transcripts, etc of the featured speakers for all of those DWJ fans that
can't make it?
Dr. Martha P. Hixon
Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
615-898-2599 / martha.hixon at mtsu.edu
On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 7:05 AM, Lucy Pearson <lucy.r.pearson at gmail.com>
> Dear all,
> Registration is now open for 'A Fantastic Legacy: Diana Wynne Jones
> Memorial Conference'. See below for details. We received some brilliant
> paper proposals and we think it's going to be a great event! Do circulate.
> A Fantastic Legacy: Diana Wynne Jones Memorial Conference, Newcastle, UK:
> 5-6 September, 2014
> With special guest Ursula Jones!
> *Registration is now open for ‘A Fantastic Legacy: Diana Wynne Jones
> Memorial Conference’*.
> Explore the many worlds of Diana Wynne Jones at this two-day conference
> celebrating her life and work. Newcastle University and Seven Stories, the
> National Centre for Children’s Books, will be hosting fans and scholars of
> Diana Wynne Jones 5-6 September 2014.
> Special guests
> *Ursula Jones*, Diana’s sister, will join us to speak about growing up with
> Diana and the experience of completing Diana’s final book, *The Islands of
> We’ll also be joined by *Laura Cecil*, Diana’s literary agent, and
> Tucker*, scholar of children’s literature and lifelong friend of Diana, who
> will speak about Diana’s life and work.
> Our keynote speaker is *Catherine Butler*, author of *Four British
> Fantasists* (2006) and Lecturer in English Literature at the University of
> the West of England.
> Explore the archive
> Before her death, Diana Wynne Jones donated her extensive archive to Seven
> Stories, including childhood writing and drawings, original manuscript
> drafts of many of her books - including *Charmed Life*, *Fire and
> and *The Pinhoe Egg – *and much more. Uncover the secrets of Diana’s
> archive with archivist Hannah Izod.
> Papers and panels
> We have a fantastic selection of papers from conference delegates. Panels
> include ‘Agents of Chaos’, ‘Chant Family Values’, and ‘Diana’s Goddesses’.
> See the full list of papers on the conference website.
> Register now
> Register now at the conference website: http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/dwj.
> Full rate for academic delegates: £130. Thanks to support from the
> Catherine Cookson Foundation we are able to offer a special discounted rate
> of £80 for students and non-academic delegates.
> Conference website: http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/dwj.
> Conference email: dwjconference at gmail.com
> Lucy Pearson, Lecturer in Children's Literature
> Newcastle University Children's Literature Unit
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