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>Subject: CFP: Millennial Fictions (UK) (2/1/07; 7/7/07)
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>CFP: Millennial Fictions (UK) (01/02/07 ; 07/07/07) Call for papers for a
>one-day Interdisciplinary Conference hosted at University of Westminster,
>London, England.
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>The UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies in partnership with the
>University of Hull invites proposals for papers and panels for our
>Interdisciplinary "Millennial Fictions" Conference.
>
>Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard Brown, University of Leeds
>
>Saturday 7th July 2007
>
>ëMillennial Fictionsí will investigate narratives of Fin de Siecle in the long
>20th and 21st Century. This interdisciplinary conference will aim to develop a
>discussion of what is a period of rapidly 
>changing social and cultural visions,
>through a range of media such at literature and film. Furthermore, this
>conference hopes to examine tropes of apocalypse and uncertainty, as well as
>fictions considered to be an index of the contemporary moment. 
>
>Possible topics include but are not limited to:
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>Brett Easton Ellis
>David Fincher
>Chuck Palahniuk
>Sarah Kane
>Alan Hollinghurst
>Iain Banks
>Rupert Thomson
>Alan Warner
>Duncan McLean
>China Mieville
>Niall Griffiths
>Stewart Home
>Will Self
>J.G. Ballard
>Jeanette Winterson
>David Peace
>Michel Houellebecq
>Don DeLillo
>Jonathan Franzen
>William T. Vollmann
>Comparisons of 1890s/1990s fictions
>Decadence and decay
>Uncertainty and apocalypse
>Cultural anxiety
>Social and cultural change
>'The Invisibles'
>Alan Moore
>Neil Gaiman
>'Black Hole' by Charles Burns
>Ian Sinclair
>
>We will be pursuing various publishing outputs related to the conference.
>
>Send abstracts (no more than 250 words) for proposed 20 minute papers by
>1st February 2007 to martyn.colebrook_at_english.hull.ac.uk. Please mark the
>subject of your email "Millennial Fictions abstract". Alternatively, you
>can post your abstracts to Martyn Colebrook, Department of English, University
>of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, East Yorkshire, England HU6 7RX. Proposals for
>comprised panels of three speakers are also welcome.

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