The deadline for the
CFP has been extended to February
Bloomsbury Adaptations is an interdisciplinary conference which aims
to explore the ways that 20th and 21st century art (painting, sculpture,
ceramics, fashion, music, dance, drama, fiction, poetry, etc.) has been
influenced by the work of The Bloomsbury Group and its London milieu.
Papers, short performance pieces, works of art, suggestions for literary/artistic
workshops inspired by Bloomsbury and its time are welcomed as the catalysts
for a discussion of how, in Eliot's words, the past has been 'altered
by the present as much as the present is directed by the past' ('Tradition
and the Individual Talent').
Highlights of the conference will include plenary lectures by Professor
Frances Spalding, Newcastle University and Professor Paul Edwards, Bath
Spa University; the opportunity to attend a creative writing workshop
with Susan Sellers, author of the acclaimed novel Vanessa and Virginia;
a performance of the play Vanessa and Virginia by Elizabeth Wright, as
well as a Bloomsbury inspired exhibition of artwork.
We welcome papers or creative pieces relating the work of Bloomsbury
and its contemporaries to 20th and 21st century art (visual and literary).
Deadline for abstracts is 28th February 2011.
To register for the conference please print
this form and return it to:
Chris Lewis, c/o Department of English and Cultural Studies, Bath Spa
University, Newton Park Campus, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN.