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Writing Britain: 500-1500
30 June to 2 July 2014, University of Cambridge, Faculty of English
The Writing Britain Conference will take place in the English Faculty at the University of Cambridge under the auspices of the Centre for Material Texts. Some of the topics which we are keen to explore are literary and non-literary agencies and their significance and/or relevance in the medieval period across British medieval written culture in English, French, Latin, Norse and the Celtic languages.
More broadly, we are interested in other questions such as: How did local writers, compilers and readers use writing to inscribe regional identity within broader conventions or, on the other hand, impress 'universal' practices and constructs on local populations? What were the different markets for books? Can we characterize their developments and differences?
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Tuesday, 2. Sep 2014 - Making Words Work
Out of ideas? Fed up of soul-searching? Why not take a break and relax at an evening of fun and games. Without realizing it, you might go home with enough material to last you the rest of the year.
Bring writing materials!