Work and Play, Bangor, 2010

SDN 2010 at Bangor University


March 25th to March 27th

The Eighth Annual Conference of the SDN was held at Bangor University.

The conference programme can be downloaded here (PDF):

Call For Papers (now closed)

We invite proposals for papers treating aspects of the conference theme in relation to nineteenth-century French and Francophone culture, history and art history. Proposals for individual papers or for panels should be addressed by email, by 31st October 2009, to Dr Andrew Watts, SDN Conference Organiser, at the following address:

Postgraduates whose papers are accepted for the conference will be eligible to submit their paper for consideration for the prestigious SDN Postgraduate Prize, awarded for the best postgraduate conference paper submitted.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Genius vs workmanship
The ludic text: authorial play, games, and conceits
Children’s fiction
Gambling and speculation
Leisure and holidays
Homo ludens
Carnival/The carnivalesque
Pedagogical fiction
Skiving, shirking, and le droit à la paresse
Women’s work
Socialist ideas/writers
The Worker Poets
Exhaustion and overwork