Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Speaker & paper updates

I am sorry to have to report a couple of drop-outs from the conference.

Our Chairman/MC/genial host Professor Nick Brett is having to cry off because of a major incident in his proper job as Deputy MD of BBC Magazines that means he will not be able to spare the time. As a result I may seek volunteers to chair individual sessions – strict timekeeping will be required.

Dr Darren Wershler, Concordia University Research Chair in Media and Contemporary Literature, will no longer be able to contribute his paper to the Round Table. This still leaves three on the table, however, so the session will still be full of good things.

It looked as though Mehita Iqani of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, might also have to drop out but a little lateral thinking means that although she will not be physically present, she will be contributing a narrated slideshow of the key points of her paper.

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