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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 playinggamesucl@gmail.com with your name and affiliation, or complete the form below…


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‘Playing Games’ – UCL Department of English Graduate Conference 2013

Taking place on 24 May 2013 in the Department of English at University College London, this conference will explore diverse expressions of game/play in literature, film, the visual arts, performance, architecture and design. It is concerned with games that serve as allegories, as narrative devices or as structuring metaphors; from playful conceits through to the esoterica of avant-garde experimentation.

It is an interdisciplinary conference geared towards graduate students – an opportunity to present work, share ideas and debate approaches in a stimulating but welcoming environment. We will be inviting proposals for 20 minute papers from students at MA and PhD level, both from literature departments and across other disciplines, and extracts from work in progress are welcome.

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