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The seventh International Literary Juvenilia Conference had to be held in May 2020... The coronaseason took over and never happened. Now, it has been rescheduled for next year:

The Seventh International Literary Juvenilia Conference will be held at UNSW Sydney from Wednesday 19 May to Saturday 22 May 2021.

Following the success of the 2018 conference on ‘Minority Voices’ at St. John’s College, University of Durham, the International Society of Literary Juvenilia (ISLJ) and Juvenilia Press, welcome you to UNSW Sydney for a conference to discuss:

Literary Juvenilia, material imagination and ‘things’

A young writer’s learning and creative experience is built around things. Drawing on Gaston Bachelard’s evocative phrase ‘material imagination’, this conference will explore the material culture of juvenilia (youthful writing up to the age of twenty): the relationship between ‘things’ and literary imagination and practice.

The conference includes a day dedicated to papers on Brontë (and Austen) juvenilia on Friday 21 May 2021, including a keynote by Beverly Taylor, Professor and Head, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She specialises in Victorian literature and culture, especially poetry and women novelists including Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Brontës. Professor Taylor will speak on “Becoming Acton Bell”, in celebration of the 2020 Bicentenary of Anne Brontë.

Call for Papers opens September 2020 and Early-bird registration opens November 2020 – click below.


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