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This is an announcement regarding the formation, and first UK meeting, of the UK Academic Pynchon Network, to take place on Friday the 1st of April, 2011 at Durham University.
The format will be fairly informal, mainly a discussion group inviting work in progress, papers, ideas, chapters etc. for the purpose of discussion while attempting to increase our understanding of each others work. It is hoped that this will facilitate connections and hopefully outline the shape of Pynchon Scholarship in the UK. While this is a less-than official "Call for Papers", we'd very much like to know in advance of attendance and of who would like to present. If you wish to send a brief abstract (no more than 200 words) then it would be more than welcome.
Discussion is open, of course, to any academic work surrounding the fiction, essays and life of Thomas Pynchon. All queries and any abstracts should be sent to Richard Moss and Martin Eve at firstname.lastname@example.org. A programme will be posted closer to the date.