Monthly Archives: May 2013

<12 hours to go!

For anyone considering coming tomorrow (even if you didn’t get round to registering), do make it if you can – we’re looking forward to a great day with some fascinating papers. Rounded off perfectly, of course, with a keynote from Martin Creed.

Full programme, including venue details and timings.


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Full programme announced

We’re delighted to confirm the programme of speakers for the conference, and very grateful to everyone who submitted a proposal – thanks to you, we’ve been able to put together a programme that is even wider ranging than we could have hoped. View the full programme here.

The conference begins between 9.15 and 9.45 on Friday 24 May, with registration in room 242 in the Foster Court building. Remember, registration for the day is free – all you need to do is  sign up.

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Registration now open

After a week of deciding between some fascinating and varied proposals, the conference schedule is nearly complete, and will be announced very shortly – but here’s a hint of what you can expect…

The Wire…  Spring Breakers |  Balzac… Beckett | Performance art… Community theatre | Online videogames… Speech acts and language games | Renaissance drama… Victorian education | Stéphane Mallarmé… Leonard Cohen

…and of course, our keynote from Martin Creed.

Playing Games will take place on Friday 24 May 2013 in the Department of English at UCL.

Registration is now open for the conference itself – if you would like to attend (for free) – please send a brief email to with your name and affiliation, or complete the form below…

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