We are excited to welcome Professor Paul Foulkes from the Department of Linguistics at the University of York as this year's speaker at the annual Jenny Cheshire lecture. The lecture will run from 18:30-19:30, followed by a 30 minute question and answer session. We will then have a reception until 21:00 in the ArtsTwo lobby.
The power of the anthology as an instrument of knowledge production has long been recognised, and, since the 1980s, the genre has been problematised and contested both within specific instantiations and in scholarly research which takes the anthology as its subject. The anthology as such, however, has yet to be fully theorised, and this conference aims to move toward a more comprehensive conceptualisation of its forms, functions and cultural dynamics.