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[ecrea] CFP: Revolutionaries in Hastings

Tue Apr 05 17:32:56 GMT 2011


         Raymond Williams and Robert Tressell in Hastings: celebrating
         50 years of The Long Revolution and the centenary of The
         Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

         20 September 2011

2011 marks the centenary of the death of Robert Tressell and 50 years since the publication of Raymond William' The Long Revolution. The University of Brighton in Hastings is pleased to announce a one day conference on Tuesday 20 September 2011 to celebrate the contribution of Williams and Tressell to literary and cultural studies, communications and social and political theory.

The conference will also address their relationship to Hastings, a town in which both spent a key part of their working lives. The conference seeks to create a multi-disciplinary forum in which academics, researchers, trade unionists and local historians can explore the impact and legacy of the two men on contemporary research, practice and activists.

There will be two keynote speakers, Professor Stuart Laing, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton, author of Representations of working class life and one other to be announced shortly. We are keen to invite submissions from researchers across the social sciences, literary and cultural studies and from practitioners and activists concerned with these issues.

We invite submissions that address, but are not limited to, the following themes:

   * Williams, Tressell and the South East
   * Culture and Society in the New Millennium
   * Working Class Fictions
   * Williams the Literary Critic
   * Williams and Cultural Studies
   * Class and Education
   * The Great Money Trick in the age of austerity
   * Socialism and the novel

Submissions may be in a variety of formats including posters, verbal presentations and workshops. Please send abstracts of 150 words to Sarah Chapman (s.j.chapman /at/ <mailto:(s.j.chapman /at/> including with your submission your presentation title and format, author names, institutional affiliations and email addresses and an indication of which of the above themes your presentation addresses. The abstract deadline is Friday 10 June 2011.

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