Spatial Perspectives Conference: A Successful Platform for Interdisciplinary Engagement

Thank you to all those who attended the recent Spatial Perspectives: Architecture and Literature 1850 – Present conference.

Over 110 people convened at the English Faculty at the University of Oxford on Friday 22 June 2012 to hear a broad range of interdisciplinary papers exploring the connections between architecture and literature.

There were forty-two papers in total and two exceptional keynote addresses from Professor Douglas Tallack, University of Leicester, and Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, London.

The event proved to be a lively and engaging forum for generating ideas and debate across disciplines.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford and Jesus College, University of Oxford.

**Spatial Perspectives Registration Closes Monday 11 June 2012**

The deadline for registering to attend the Spatial Perspectives: Literature and Architecture, 1850 – Present conference is midnight (BST) on Monday 11 June 2012.

Please register here: REGISTRATION

The final conference schedule can be viewed here: Final Conference Schedule

Registration is £35 and includes tea and coffee, lunch and wine reception.

The conference will be hosted by the University of Oxford, Faculty of English Language and Literature.

St Cross Building
Manor Road
Oxford
OX1 3UL

For a map and directions click here.

The conference is organised by Terri Mullholland and Nicole Sierra from the University of Oxford.

If you have any queries, please contact us at: literature.architecture@gmail.com

This event is supported by the Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford and Jesus College, University of Oxford.

* * * Spatial Perspectives Final Conference Schedule * * *

We are pleased to announce the final conference schedule for the Spatial Perspectives: Literature and Architecture, 1850-Present conference, to be held at the University of Oxford on Friday 22 June 2012.

Please click here for the FINAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Registration is open until Monday 11 June 2012.  

Please register here: http://spatialperspectives.wordpress.com/registration/

Registration is £35 and includes tea and coffee, lunch and wine reception.

The conference is organised by Terri Mullholland and Nicole Sierra from the University of Oxford.

If you have any queries, please contact us at: literature.architecture@gmail.com

This event is supported by the Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford and Jesus College, University of Oxford.

**Spatial Perspectives Speakers Confirmed and Panel Chairs Announced**

We are delighted to announce the confirmed panel speakers and panel chairs for the fourteen panels running at the Spatial Perspectives: Literature and Architecture, 1850-Present conference at the University of Oxford, 22 June 2012.

Chairs: Tim Abrahams, Sally Bayley, Rebecca Beasley, Simon Grimble, Owen Hatherley, Ayla Lepine, Douglas Murphy, Matthew Reynolds, Tessa Roynon, Julie Taylor, Will Viney, Eric White

Keynotes: Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, London

Prof. Douglas Tallack, Professor of American Studies and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester

Writing the Architect / Writers that Build

Speakers: Barrie Bullen, University of Reading; Harry Charrington, University of Bath; Jane Anderson, Oxford Brookes University and Colin Priest, Chelsea School of Art

Literature / Architectural Discourse

Speakers: Peter Kellow, Architect; Wang Qi, University of Nottingham; Darren R. Deane, Manchester School of Architecture

Urban London

Speakers: Henderson Downing, Birkbeck; Victoria McNeile, Independent Scholar; Matthew Ingleby, UCL

Modernism / Literature / Architecture

Speakers: Scott Freer, University of Leicester and David Fensome, Independent Scholar; R. John Williams, Yale University; Paul Haacke, University of California, Berkeley

Race / Postcolonial – Architecture and “Otherness”

Speakers: Adrienne Brown, University of Chicago; Kimberly Juanita Brown, Northeastern University; Dominic Davies, University of Oxford

Pen and Ink: Representing the Built Environment

Speakers: Fiona Curran, Slade School of Fine Art; David Short, University of Nottingham; Julian Ferraro, University of Liverpool

Reading the Domestic Interior

Speakers: Antony Buxton, University of Oxford; Rebecca Devers, New York City College of Technology (CUNY); Amanda Leigh Davis, University of Chicago

Building Stories / Translating Spaces

Speakers: Rosa Ainley, Writer / Artist; Siân Thomas, Poet; Edward Hollis, University of Edinburgh

Mapping the City

Speakers: Claudine Gélinas-Faucher, McGill University; Angeliki Sioli, McGill University School of Architecture; Thomas Kohlwein, Vienna University of Technology

Textual Spaces / Spatial Texts

Speakers: Betiel Wasihun, University of Oxford; Esra Almas, University of Amsterdam; Rachele Dini, University College London

Shifting Modernisms: Spaces of Transition

Speakers: Emma Short, Newcastle University; Rebecca Roberts-Hughes, King’s College London and Policy Manager RIBA; Sarah McGaughey, Dickinson College, PA

Form, Representation and Poetry

Speakers: Susan Jaret McKinstry, Carleton College, MN; Greg Thomas, University of Edinburgh; Yasmine Shamma, University of Oxford

Glass Houses: Utopias / Dystopias

Speakers: Nathaniel R. Walker, Brown University; Neal Shasore, University of Oxford; Rachael Stanley, University of Nottingham

Architectural Fictions

Speakers: Claire Jamieson, Royal College of Art; Lisa Mullen, Birkbeck; Jennifer Johnson, University of Oxford

Click here for the Spatial Perspectives Conference Abstracts

Click here to read the speakers’  BIOGRAPHIES

Registration is open until Monday 11 June 2012.

Please register here http://spatialperspectives.wordpress.com/registration/

Registration is £35 and includes tea and coffee, lunch and wine reception.

The conference is organised by Terri Mullholland and Nicole Sierra from the University of Oxford.  If you have any queries, please contact us at: literature.architecture@gmail.com

This event is supported by the Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford and Jesus College, University of Oxford.

The final deadline for abstracts for the Spatial Perspectives: Literature and Architecture, 1850 – Present conference is Friday 16th March 2012.

We warmly encourage contributions from practising architects, architectural historians, creative writers, and scholars of literature.

Papers are invited that address, but are not limited to, the following broad themes:

      • Textual spaces / spatial texts
      • The language of built space / narrative and architecture
      • Mapping the city
      • Icons and meaning
      • Interart analogues
      • Visual cultures
      • Literature and architectural discourse
      • Form, representation, and poetry
      • Writing the architect
      • Writers that build
      • Interiors and design
      • Architecture and Utopias / dystopias

Please send abstracts of 300 words for 20 minute papers to literature.architecture@gmail.com

Registration is now open for the conference.

We are pleased to announce a special Early Bird registration fee of £25 until 27th April 2012.  After that date, the registration fee will be £35.  This will include tea and coffee, lunch and wine reception. Click here for the Registration Page

Registration is now open for Spatial Perspectives: Literature and Architecture, 1850 – Present, taking place on Friday 22nd June 2012.

Please go to the registration page on our website and follow the link to the Oxford University online store to register.

We are pleased to announce a special Early Bird registration fee of £25 until 27th April 2012.  After that date, the registration fee will be £35.

The registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and wine reception.

A conference dinner will also be held on the evening of Friday 22nd June 2012 at 7pm at The Cherwell Boat House.  http://www.cherwellboathouse.co.uk/

The meal is open to all speakers and delegates and can be booked at the time of registration.  The price will be £35 per person for a three course meal including wine.

Please note that registration will be open until Monday 11th June 2012.

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