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Conference on J. G. Ballard

On the 5th and 6th of May there’s the first ever conference on Ballard’s work, held at the University of East Anglia. Called “From Shanghai to Shepperton”: An International Conference on J.G. Ballard, it’s a pretty wide-ranging event, with over 40 speakers involved. There’s even a session on Ballard and Deleuze, which sadly I’ll miss, as at the same time I’m speaking in another session, on “Reading Posture and Gesture in Ballard’s Novels”. This is clearly some kind of divine punishment for writing something which isn’t about Deleuze… The final programme is now available at the conference website (follow the above link).