Call for Papers: "Writers and Readers: Books that Shaped and Subverted the British Empire", The University of Melbourne, 8-9 May 2015

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Call for Papers

In conjunction with the Australian launch of

Antoinette Burton and Isabel Hofmeyr eds. Ten Books that Shaped the British Empire: Creating an Imperial Commons (Duke University Press, 2014)

the ‘Australia in the World’ program of public lectures, seminars and symposia in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne (Australia) is pleased to announce a small conference to be held 8-9 May 2015 on the theme:

Writers and Readers:

Books that Shaped and Subverted the British Empire

Special guests include the editors of Ten Books that Shaped the British Empire, Antoinette Burton (Illinois) and Isabel Hofmeyr (Witwatersrand), and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford) and Charlotte Macdonald (Victoria, NZ).

We now call for expressions of interest from scholars interested in presenting papers at this conference. Please send a 200 word abstract and 3 line biography to Emma Shortis at emma.shortis@unimelb.edu.au by 15 December 2014.

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