The British Comparative Literature Association

Archive Conference 5-8 July 2010

18 May 2010


The British Comparative Literature Association XIIth International Conference
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, 5–8 July 2010

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;

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Please send paper proposals (title and 200-word abstract
for a paper to last 20 minutes) by 21 May 2010 to:

Department of Comparative Literature
School of European Culture and Languages
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 (0)1227-823641
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