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From: "Jonathan Laidlow" <LAIDLOJM@hhs.bham.ac.uk>
Subject: (whorl) CFP: Gene Wolfe (UK) 26th August 2000
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 15:06:24 GMT


Saturday 26th August 2000, University of Birmingham, UK

Papers of 20-30 minutes in length are invited for a proposed one day 
symposium on the work of the US science fiction author Gene Wolfe. The 
symposium will take place on Saturday the 26th August 2000 in the 
Department of English at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Gene Wolfe is one of the most highly acclaimed writers of science fiction 
alive today. The Clute & Nicholls Science Fiction Encyclopedia (1992) says 
of him that,

‘Though neither the most popular nor the most influential author in the sf field, 
Gene Wolfe is today quite possibly the most important.’ 

His major works include ‘The Book of the New Sun’, ‘The Book of the 
Long Sun’, ‘The Fifth Head of Cerberus’, ‘Peace’, ‘Free Live Free’, 
‘Castleview’ and his current work, ‘The Book of the Short Sun’

Deadline for proposals: 20th June 2000.

Abstracts should be of no more than 500 words. Papers can be on any 
aspect of Wolfe’s work. Please contact me if you are interested in 

We apologise for the short deadline but hope that this will not put people off 
proposing papers or attending the conference.

Those interested in attending the conference should email or write to me at 
the address below to be put on the mailing list for further details as they 
become available.

In June 2000 we will be launching  Ultan’s Library - an electronic journal 
dedicated to studies of Wolfe’s work will be launched on the University of 
Birmingham’s website. Further details are available from the address below. 
The URL will be posted nearer that time.

Organiser: Jonathan Laidlow,

Conference webpage: 

Postal Address: 
Jonathan Laidlow
Modern Languages & Classics
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom.

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