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Lost Voices: Literary London Online Symposium, 7-9 July 2021

This online symposium seeks to give voice to silenced, lost and marginalised Londoners and their communities, to forgotten stories of London, its invisible figures and misremembered fragments.
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Lost Voices: Literary London Society Online Symposium

7-9 July 2021

Wednesday 7 July: Lost and Misremembered Voices – A Roundtable

15.30 Opening remarks: Eliza Cubitt (Tuebingen)

15.45 – 16.30 (pre-recorded videos played):

Peter Smith (Lincoln), The Word on the Streets: The Urban Ballad of the Nineteenth Century

Ray Malone (Heads Bodies Legs), 18th Century Mollies, fictional queer histories and the TERF wars

Natasha Periyan (KCL), Voicing Jamaica in Una Marson’s London Calling

Shabna Begum (QMUL), Seen but not heard: Bengali migrant squatters in 1970s East London

16.30 – 16.45 Response: Peter Jones

16.45 Questions

18.00 Close

Chair: Eliza Cubitt

Thursday 8 July: Marginalised and Silenced Communities – A Symposium

15.00 – 16.30 Panel 1 Chair: Alistair Robinson

Lisa Robertson (Acadia), Radical Literacy: Broadening Notions of Women’s Civic Participation in the Long Nineteenth Century

Naomi Hinds (UCL), The ‘offscouring of the city’: Sewer-hunters in London Labour and the London Poor

Caroline Bressey (UCL), Losing sight of ‘the Black Man’ and woman in London

Break: 16.30 – 16.45

16.45 – 18.15 Panel 2 Chair: Martin Dines

Jacob Fairless Nicholson (UCL), Not just ‘bad English’: the Caribbean Communications Project and the postcolonial geographies of non-formal education in London

Lucy Burke (Manchester Met.), Time Slips and Lost Objects: Reading Ali Smith’s There But For The (2011).

Lucie Glasheen (QMUL), ‘your very own’: Inclusion and Exclusion in child writing communities in the 1930s and during COVID-19

18.15 Close

Friday 9 July: Annual Lecture, Adeola Solanke (Greenwich)

17.00 Introduction: Eliza Cubitt (Tuebingen)

17.15 Annual Lecture: Portrait of the artist as an enslaved woman: Phillis in London

Chair: Lucie Glasheen (QMUL)

18.50 – 19.00 Closing remarks

19.00 Close