15 December 2010

6th Biennial Anthony Powell Conference 2011

Sixth Biennial Anthony Powell Conference

Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September 2011
Naval & Military Club, 4 St James's Square, London W1, UK

The Anthony Powell Society is pleased to announce the sixth international conference, dedicated to the work, life and times of Anthony Powell, is to be held in the grand and elegant surroundings of the Naval & Military Club, one of London's most prestigious gentlemen's clubs. The club's premises are the former home of Nancy Astor, the first British woman Member of Parliament.

Call for Papers

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the discussion of Powell, his life and his works. The organisers hope to attract Powell academics, aficionados, enthusiasts and newcomers to his work alike. Papers and discussions during the conference might include, but are by no means limited to:

* the influence of London on Powell's writing
* the London literary and social scene in Powell's time
* Powell's literary friendships
* Powell and biography
* the importance of the publishing industry to Powell and his friends
* the influence of art on Powell and his literary contemporaries

Papers that directly address the conference theme of Anthony Powell's Literary London will be especially welcome. Prospective speakers are invited to submit for review abstracts of not more than 300 words. Submissions may be made by email, fax or by post accompanied by the form on the full Call for Papers (or equivalent information). Submissions must be received by Friday 7 January 2011.

Outline Proposed Programme

Plenary sessions: Friday & Saturday
Reception: Friday evening
Events: Friday afternoon, Saturday evening & Sunday morning

If you are not submitting a paper but wish to receive further information about the conference and be placed on the priority mailing list please email your name, and mailing address to conference@anthonypowell.org.

Further conference details and booking is expected to be available in Spring 2011.