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Fri, 22 Sep 1995 10:15:13 -0700
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        From our friend and fellow Dickensian Wendy Jacobson
a call from Africa!  (PJM)

                           Call For Papers

                     "Dickens, Empire, and Children"
                          Rhodes University

     An international conference on "Dickens, Empire, and the Child" will
 be held in Grahamstown, South Africa, from 2-5 September 1966 on
 Rhodes University campus.  Registration on Monday morning, and lectures
 and panels until Thursday evening.  The conference is being planned in
 co-operation with the University of California Dickens Project.
     The convenors invite papers on any topic related to their theme;
the three terms of the title are meant to be suggestive rather than
restrictive: papers need not address all three aspects.
    Possible topics include:
       Children in Dickens's novels
       Children in novels of empire
       Juvenile literature of empire
       Dickens and empire
       Dickens and race
       Dickens and his colonial and post-colonial literary heirs (North
       American, Caribbean, African, South Pacific etc)
       Imperial myths of childhood
       Colonial and post-colonial narratives of childhood
       Children in the imperical city
       Homes and homelessness in the empire
       Exile and return
Please submit papers (or 300-word proposals) suitable for delivery in 30
minutes, plus curriculum vitae and bibliography to
        Wendy Jacobson
        The Department of English
        Rhodes University
        Grahamstown 6140
        South Africa
        Phone: 0461.318407/26497
        email: [log in to unmask]

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS:  15 January 1966 (or sooner!)
Notification of acceptance despatched by early March.  All papers will
be presented in English.
International travel costs at delegates' own expense.
Visitors who do not wish to give papers but who would like to attend
will be most welcome - please send details.

Wendy Jacobson - Department of English - Rhodes University
             Grahamstown 6140 - South Africa
Internet: [log in to unmask]      Tel: 0461 - 318-407 / 400 (W)
FAX: 0461 - 25049                      0461 - 26497 (H)