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CfP: Alexander Pope: Text, Book, Work symposium 27 June 2018

Alexander Pope: Text, Book, Work

University of Birmingham, 27 June 2018

The general editors of the Oxford Edition of the Writings of Alexander Pope, in collaboration with the Centre for Literary Editing and the Materiality of the Text at the University of Birmingham, invite you to ‘Alexander Pope: Text, Book, Work’, a one-day symposium to be held at the University of Birmingham on 27 June 2018. Radiating from our central concerns with textual transmission, material texts in manuscript and print, and conceptions of the literary work, discussion will address the range of Pope’s diverse writings and consider possible modes of future reading. Our plenary speaker will be Professor Henry Woudhuysen, Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford. On 28 June, the day after the symposium, there will also be an opportunity to visit the Hurd Library at Hartlebury Castle.

We are currently accepting proposals for 20-minute papers, or 15-minute contributions to a round table. To make a proposal, please send an abstract (no more than 300 words) and a brief bio to M dot Walsh dot 2 at bham dot ac dot uk, by 1 April 2018. For more information, see the symposium website at

Tue 20 February 2018, 12:40