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Conference: Louis MacNeice, Radio Writer and Producer

Louis MacNeice, Radio Writer and Producer
19 October 2013
A one-day conference to be held at Corpus Christi College, Oxford

This occasion will mark both the half-century since MacNeice’s death and also the June 2013 publication of an Oxford University Press volume of eleven of MacNeice’s radio scripts, all of which draw on his interest in Greek and Roman history and literature:

The aim of the conference will be to consider the full span of MacNeice’s career as writer and producer for radio (and, indeed, television) from 1941 to his death in 1963 and it is hoped that an edited volume of essays, also to be published by Oxford University Press, will arise from the conference. In this way the conference seeks to stimulate further work on MacNeice’s important contribution to cultural broadcasting in this period.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Hugh Chignell, Professor of Media History, University of Bournemouth
  • Professor Claire Davison, Chair of Modernist Literature, Universit√© Paris3 (Sorbonne Nouvelle)
  • Dr Richard Danson Brown, Senior Lecturer in English, The Open University
  • Dr Peter McDonald, Christopher Tower Student and Tutor in Poetry, Christ
    Church, Oxford
  • Dr Peter Golphin, Research Associate, The Open University
  • Dr Simon Workman, Lecturer in English, Carlow College, Ireland
  • Dr Paul Long, Reader in Media and Cultural History, Birmingham City
  • Mr John Wyver, Senior Research Fellow, University of Westminster

To book a place at the conference, please email Professor Stephen Harrison on The conference fee of £20, to cover
coffee, lunch and tea, is to be paid in cash on the day. Please direct enquiries to Dr Amanda Wrigley on

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