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Critical Orwell: an online conference

Online - a zoom link will be sent to you following registration
Tuesday 12 April (00:00) - Thursday 14 April 2022 (00:00)
Picture of George Orwell which appears in an old accreditation for the British National Union of Journalists

The theme of Critical Orwell: an online conference is how Orwell is critical and in crisis: how Orwell’s views and work matter; how Orwell operated as a judge and fault-finder, and occasionally as a pessimist; and how Orwell is a figure whose prejudices raise important questions about his canonical status in Anglo-American culture and beyond. How and why is Orwell critical now?

Call for papers

The conference seeks 20-minute presentations on any aspect of George Orwell’s writing, life, politics, and legacies. Further details will be posted here in due course on how to submit a paper.

Conference organisers

Conference organizers: Matt Clulee, Chris Mourant, and Nathan Waddell, University of Birmingham, UK

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