Deadline: March 31, 2014
Dates: July 1-4, 2014
Location: University of Sydney
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The conference will open up the nuances of the term ‘prosaic’ by exploring the privileged relationship between the novel genre and multiple and complex categories of the ‘everyday’. Building on John Plotz’s notion of the novel as exemplary ‘portable property’, the conference will address the relationship between novel-reading as everyday activity and the novel’s prosaic subject matter, whether this is conceived as material object, cultural practice, or speech act.
Proposals for 20 minute papers or for 3 paper panels sessions should be sent to Vanessa Smith (Vanessa.firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31 2014.