CFP Into The Wilderness: A Jim Crace Symposium


21st Oct 2014 9:00am-6:00pm

Grand Parade

Supported by Bloomsbury and the Man Booker Foundation

Keynotes: Philip Tew (Brunel) and Jim Crace

Described by AS Byatt as ‘the most significant writer in English fiction of the last ten years’, Jim Crace’s work has established him as one of the key British writers of his generation and an important voice for twenty-first century Britain.

Forty years on from the publication of Crace’s first short story in New Review, this one day symposium will explore his contribution to contemporary literature over the past four decades, and our understanding of the function and nature of writings in the twenty-first century.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Environments and Cultures
Social, Political and/or Economic Contexts
Narrative and/or Literary Form
Contemporary Contemporaries

Those presenting at and/or attending the symposium will be invited to submit papers for a new volume in the Bloomsbury Contemporary Critical Perspectives Series on Jim Crace.

Abstracts of 250 words for papers of 20 minutes should be sent to by 15th September 2014.

Please register for the symposium here
Places strictly limited: early booking advised



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