A two-day interdisciplinary conference to be held on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December 2005 at Birkbeck College, London.
The early modern period produced a wealth of travel writing, whether the travel in question was to the New World beyond the seas, a planet across the skies, or another imagined or idealised location. This conference will address the inter-related nature of utopia and travel-writing, and explore representations of other worlds and New World communities.
Keynote speaker: Professor J. C. Davis, University of East Anglia
Speakers include: Dr Catherine Armstrong, Richard John Ascarate, Dr Miguel A. Ramiro AvilÚs, Dr Daniel Carey, Dr Analisa E. DeGrave, Professor Martin Dzelzainis, Jo Edwards, Jens-Uwe Guttel, Chloe Houston, Laura Jacobs, Pete Langman, Lia Markey, Kevin P. McDonald, Professor Tudor Parfitt, Dr William Poole, Dr Nicole Pohl, Professor Robert Sayre, Dr Richard Serjeantson, Dr James Ward, and Sarah Dewar-Watson.
School of English & Humanities
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1E 7HX
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