CFP: Arnold Bennett and London Life

'Arnold Bennett' by William Rothenstein

‘Arnold Bennett’ by William Rothenstein

Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following CFP:

CALL FOR PAPERS: The 10th Arnold Bennett Conference will be held on 8th June 2013 at The North Staffs Conference Centre, Hartshill, Newcastle, Staffordshire.

Title: LONDON LIFE: ARNOLD BENNETT’S CAPITAL WRITING

“There grows in the North Country a certain kind of youth of whom it may be said that he is born to be a Londoner”. So begins Bennett’s first published novel, A Man from the North, based on his own youthful experience in “Town”. Many of his subsequent novels are set in London, from the light-hearted to the more serious such as Riceyman Steps, written in 1923 (the only one to win a literary prize) and so there is considerable scope for papers on a wide variety of topics, not only on his creative writing but also his journalism, literary criticism and possibly his diaries.

The Society welcomes proposals for papers within this very wide remit and I do hope that there will be as enthusiastic a response as in previous years. Please send 200 word abstracts for 20 minute papers to Morag Jones, moragjjones@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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