Call for Papers: ‘Things come together?: Literary archives from, in and for Africa’

SCOLMA Annual Conference Things come together?: Literary archives from, in and for Africa Monday 10 September 2018 University of Birmingham  CALL FOR PAPERS This conference will explore African literary archives, their creation, preservation, digitisation and use in research and teaching. African literature is multi-faceted and multi-lingual. Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (1958) not only signalled… Continue reading Call for Papers: ‘Things come together?: Literary archives from, in and for Africa’

GLAM Meeting, Cambridge, 22nd March

Archives in Translation Join us for a GLAM members meeting focusing on translator’s archives, and literary archives in languages other than English. The meeting will include presentations from members at the University of Manchester, the Southbank Poetry Centre and Cambridge University Library, amongst others. The meeting will be held in Cambridge University Library.  See http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/contact-us Agenda to… Continue reading GLAM Meeting, Cambridge, 22nd March

Second Call for Papers: ‘Archival Afterlives’: Postwar Poetry in English, John Rylands Research Institute Conference, June 2017

The John Rylands Research Institute invites proposals for its 2017 conference on modern literary archives. Reflecting the strengths of the Special Collections at the John Rylands Library, the conference will focus in particular on archives related to postwar poetry in English. ‘Archival Afterlives’ will provide a forum for academic researchers, postgraduate students, curators, archivists, as… Continue reading Second Call for Papers: ‘Archival Afterlives’: Postwar Poetry in English, John Rylands Research Institute Conference, June 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Archival Afterlives’: Postwar Poetry in English, John Rylands Research Institute Conference, June 2017

  The John Rylands Research Institute invites proposals for its 2017 conference on modern literary archives. Reflecting the strengths of the Special Collections at the John Rylands Library, the conference will focus in particular on archives related to postwar poetry in English. ‘Archival Afterlives’ will provide a forum for academic researchers, postgraduate students, curators, archivists,… Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Archival Afterlives’: Postwar Poetry in English, John Rylands Research Institute Conference, June 2017

Call for Participants: Institutions of Literature

The AHRC-funded ‘Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900’ research network is pleased to invite expressions of interest from scholars working on the histories and practices of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century institutions and from stakeholders and curators who work in surviving institutions originating from this period.  During 2017, the network will run workshops in Glasgow, London and York and… Continue reading Call for Participants: Institutions of Literature

‘We Used to Correspond’ the letters of Barbara Pym and Philip Larkin (10th December 2016)

'We used to correspond': the letters of Barbara Pym and Philip Larkin 10 December 2016, 6.00pm — 8.00pm Venue: Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG Reading of the letters of Philip Larkin and Barbara Pym by Oliver Ford Davies and Triona Adams, with introduction by Anthony Thwaite, OBE. When Philip Larkin first… Continue reading ‘We Used to Correspond’ the letters of Barbara Pym and Philip Larkin (10th December 2016)

The Royal Literary Fund and the Perils of Authorship Symposium

The British Library Conference Centre Friday 9th May, 10:30am-5:45pm (followed by a wine reception and an evening event) The dissenting minister, philosopher and educationalist David Williams founded the Royal Literary Fund in 1790 in order ‘to withdraw those apprehensions of extreme poverty, and those desponding views of futurity, which lead Genius and Talent from the… Continue reading The Royal Literary Fund and the Perils of Authorship Symposium