The Marginalised Mainstream: Literature, Culture & Popularity
08 November 2012 – 09 November 2012
- Event Type: Conference / Symposium
- Venue: Institute of English Studies
- Venue Details: Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
Keynote Speakers include: Professor Phillip Tew (Brunel University), Professor James Chapman (University of Leicester), Christoph Lindner (University of Amsterdam)
The Marginalised Mainstream seeks to discuss the growing interest in and importance of mainstream culture and the popular as ways of engaging with cultural products of the late nineteenth to early twenty-first centuries, the long twentieth century, 1880–2010. Specifically, we seek to bring together postgraduate students, early career academics and established researchers working in the fields of Literature, Cultural Studies and elsewhere in the Humanities, to explore why mainstream culture and objects of mass appeal are so frequently marginalised by the academic community.
Abstracts of no more than 350 words are invited by 1 June 2012 . They must include:
- 350-word abstract, including title,
- your name,
- contact information,
- a brief biographical paragraph about your academic interests,
- any technical support that might be needed
Please email submissions, in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, to organisers Brittain Bright, Sam Goodman and Emma Grundy Haigh at email@example.com . Acceptances will be sent out by no later than 16 July 2012.
Conference website: http://marginalisedmainstream.wordpress.com
Please note: we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.