An International three-day Conference at Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1
'English: The Condition of the Subject' will present a major opportunity to review current practice in English. Its prime aim is to reflect upon how English has been constituted in the classroom through the changes of the last ten years, how its manifestation in teaching lives alongside its manifestation in research, and what the future of English might be. The conference will be organised through themes, and the prime theme will be the curriculum.
Questions asked at the conference will also include:
What is the condition of English now, and how are its subjects (the curriculum, the students, lecturers and scholarship) constituted?
How have the mechanisms governing our professional lives in the modern university, and the culture of professionalism itself, affected the subject?
What is the English 'class' and how are we changing it or reinforcing it?
Is English a subject without centre or margins? Where is the 'literary' to be located or reinvented?
And the following broad topics will be under review:
The deadline for call for papers for this conference has been extended until the required number has been received. The target figure has nearly been reached but all proposals are welcome until w/e 14th March 2003.
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