This conference is taking place online. You can register for free here. Papers (aside from the plenary) will be 15 minutes in length to avoid screen fatigue and to allow more time for discussion. We will give everyone a short break after the papers and before the Q&A to facilitate this too. Personal Correspondence in... Continue Reading →
We are excited to announce that registration is OPEN for our conference on personal correspondence in English. The conference is to be held online 15-16 April. We have rich sessions on a range of topics related to personal correspondence across time and have structured the days to offer plenty of opportunities for reflection, discussion and... Continue Reading →
PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE IN ENGLISH, 1400 – PRESENT: A CONFERENCE
University of Northampton, 15 - 16 April 2021
After a discussion today we have decided to postpone the conference until April 2021. It seems unlikely our university will be able to host an in-person conference in September, and we would prefer to still aim to have a face-to-face meeting rather than switching to a digital conference. This also means that the global situation... Continue Reading →
Note: we are committed to running this conference. If the global health situation means that it's not safe for us to run this on campus in September, we will either re-arrange it to run virtually, or we will reschedule it to a later date to run on campus. So please do submit your abstracts. If... Continue Reading →
Across history people have used letters to communicate. Letters were used in the exchange of news, emotions and opinions; they constructed networks, formed and destroyed friendships and relationships. Personal correspondence has been intrinsic to human society, bonding and breaking links between individuals, family and social groups.