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Peter Murray


London Society members are warmly invited to attend The Literary London Society’s annual conference, which will be held on the 13-14th July 2017 at Senate House. This year’s theme is ‘Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation and Nightmare’. Plenary speakers are as follows:

  • Darran Anderson (author of Imaginary Cities) – After London: What Apocalyptic Visions Tell Us about the City, from the Medieval to the Modern
  • Dr Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck) – Armchair Apocalypse, or, Why Destroying London in Speculative Literature is So Enjoyable
  • Prof Rohan McWilliam (Anglia Ruskin) – The Cultural Work of the Victorian West End of London

Conference attendees will also have exclusive access to the ‘Talking Orwell’ installation, organised by The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (UCL).

For additional promotional information and details of how to register please click here.

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Peter Murray


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The Literary London Society Conference ‘Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation and Nightmare’ will be held on 13-14 July.

Proposals are invited (with a deadline of 17 March) for papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs, from the city’s roots in pre-Roman times to its imagined futures.

While the main focus of the conference will be on literary texts, we actively encourage interdisciplinary contributions relating to film, architecture, visual arts, topography and theories of urban space. Papers from postgraduate students are particularly welcome for consideration.

For full details please visit the LLS website, here

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