Hosted by the Raymond Williams Society, in collaboration with Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, ‘Raymond Williams @ 100: A Centenary Conference’ in Manchester on 22-23 April 2022 marks the culmination of a series of events to assess the relevance and reach of Williams’s work in his centenary year.
Townsend Theatre Productions will stage a new, multi-media documentary play to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders’ Work-in, 1971-2: Yes! Yes! UCS! by Neil Gore
We’ll be hosting the launch of Culture and Politics: Class, Writing, Socialism (2022), a new collection of Williams’s writings edited by Phil O’Brien and published by Verso
Abstracts are now invited for twenty-minute papers, or three-paper panels, addressing or drawing on Williams’s thought. We especially welcome abstracts from activists, students, and independent scholars. Topics might include, but aren’t restricted to: global Williams; Williams and the future of Marxism; socialism, ecology and Williams; cultural democracy; Williams and revolution (long, short); Williams on the nation; adult education, then and now; race, culture and Williams; the contemporary literary marketplace; culture and populisms; Williams and his contemporaries; Williams and gender and sexuality studies; Williams in the neoliberal academy; cultural materialism / culture wars; digital technology and cultural form.
Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words (1000 words for panels) and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17th December 2021. The finalised conference schedule will be announced in late January 2022.
Queries and Abstracts: email@example.com