Invisible Circus: an international conference on the work of Jennifer Egan

Posted on Monday 13th January 2014

Invisible CircusWith generous support from: Birkbeck's Centre for Contemporary Literature, University of Birmingham, and Constable & Robinson.

The Saturday evening event, "Jennifer Egan in conversation with Professor Sarah Churchwell", has been jointly organised with the Institute of English Studies and Constable & Robinson.

Date: 21 and 22 March 2014
Venue: School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London and Senate House, University of London

The first academic conference dedicated to the writing of Jennifer Egan. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for the novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, Egan has developed a distinguished body of writing since the publication of her first book, the story collection Emerald City in 1995. Alongside her four major novels Egan has published a substantial amount of non-fiction writing, and won multiple awards for her journalism.

The conference will take place on Saturday 22 March 2014, with a screening of The Sopranos (a series that Jennifer Egan cites as inspiration for A Visit from the Goon Squad) to take place on Friday 21 March. In addition there will be a separate event on Saturday evening, when Jennifer Egan will read from new work. The screening and Saturday conference are free to attend but registration is compulsory; the Saturday evening reading is a separate ticketed event. Further details are on the programme.

Email: invisiblecircus2014@gmail.com; follow @jeganconference on twitter.