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The British Comparative Literature Association
XII International Conference
'Archive'
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, 
5-8 July 2010

Call for Papers

Plenary speakers:
Richard Price (British Library)
Ulrich Raulff (German Literature Archive, Marbach)
Max Saunders (King's College, London)
Michael Sheringham (University of Oxford)
Carolyn Steedman (University of Warwick)
Dubravka Ugresic (Writer)

Paper proposals of a comparative/interdisciplinary nature are invited, focusing on any culture or historical period. The following list is intended to suggest a possible range of subject areas:

archiving the future, bibliomania, censored archives, collecting, conservation, drafts, fake archives, film and sound archives, imaginary archives, libraries, literary remains, lost archives, manuscripts, marginalia, politics of the archive, oral history, secrets of the archive, technologies of the archive, testimony, the unarchived

The BCLA will offer a limited number of bursaries of up to 50 to graduate students who give papers at the conference. For further information or to apply, please contact the BCLA Secretary, Mrs Penelope Brown, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK; email: [log in to unmask]

Please send paper proposals (title and 200-word abstract for a paper to last 20 minutes) by 18 December 2009 to:

BCLA ARCHIVE CONFERENCE
Department of Comparative Literature
School of European Culture and Languages
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF
United Kingdom

Fax: +44 (0)1227-823641
Email: [log in to unmask]

For more information:
www.kent.ac.uk/secl/archive
www.bcla.org

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