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>From: "Lawrence Phillips" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: The Idea of the City: Early modern, Modern, and 
>Post-Modern Locations and Communities (UK) (3/1/07; 6/8/07-6/9/07)
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>A two-day international conference at the University of Northampton, UK, 8-9
>June 2007
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>Plenary speakers to be announced
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>Call for Papers
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>Salman Rushdie provocatively observes that 'the modern city is the locus
>classicus of impossible realities'. This conference will explore the nature
>of the modern city in literature from its origins in the early-modern period
>to post-modern dislocations. Speakers are encouraged to submit papers which
>explore the representation of real and imagined, national and international,
>capital and regional cities, in poetry, prose and drama. Prospective papers
>might dwell upon the city as a context within which literature is created,
>structured, or inspired, and as spaces, places, and localities in which
>distinct voices and genres emerge, for example plague-ridded C16th London,
>post-revolutionary Paris, Bradford after the 2001 riot, sectarian Belfast,
>the interface between the tradition and technology in Tokyo, or
>globalisation in Mumbai.
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>While the focus of the conference is literary, papers are welcome by
>scholars from cognate disciplines, including history, art, and film,
>especially if their paper considers the interface between their discipline
>and the literary. Potential areas of interest might include: the impact of
>regional theatre upon its cities; the role of city authorities in the
>dissemination of ideas; the city and its aliens; ethnic minority voices in
>the inner cities; the tension between the country and the city; the
>interface between global cities; and marginal urban identities and
>activities (vice, prostitution, and poverty).
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>Prospective speakers are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute papers by
>1 March 2007 to the conference organizers, Dr Joan Fitzpatrick and Dr
>Lawrence Phillips by e-mail to [log in to unmask] or to
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>See the conference website at www.JoanFitzpatrick.org/city

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