The 2022 Sydney Conference

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The Seventh International Conference on Literary Juvenilia was hosted by the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, from 20–22 July 2022.

The conference theme was Literary Juvenilia, Material Imagination and ‘Things’.

Young writers ranging from Pope, Chatterton and Burns in the eighteenth century, to Austen, the Brontës, Eliot and Dickens in the nineteenth, and Edith Wharton, C.S. Lewis, Judith Wright and J.K. Rowling in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have found inspiration and example in the everyday context of their writing practice—in a materiality related to their physical, social and cultural worlds and in the material conditions of their play, learning, imitation and critique. This conference explored the material culture of juvenilia (youthful writing up to the age of twenty): the relationship between ‘things’ and literary imagination and practice.

Conference Videos 

The online presentations (per session/day) are available here. (Days 11, 21, and 31 designate the afternoon sessions for Days 1, 2, and 3.) 

We are most grateful to the conference organisers for generously allowing us to post this link.  

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