Character Building: A symposium on constructing character and identity in real and fictional worlds is a one-day symposium exploring the similarities, continuities, and differences in textual representations of real-life and fictional people. It is organised by the University of Nottingham’s Stylistics & Discourse Analysis Reading Group within the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) in association with the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA).
The symposium will take place on 10th May 2019 at the University of Nottingham.
Call for Papers
The Call for Papers is now closed.
You can now download the Programme Schedule for this year's Symposium;
The symposium will take place in the Arts Centre Lecture Theatre (Room A30) in the Lakeside Arts Centre on University Park Campus.
Here is a link to the campus map (the Arts Centre is No. 50).
Getting to Nottingham
If you are staying over in Nottingham or Beeston, there is a range of hotels to choose from.
The Orchard Hotel is located on University Park campus and offers excellent accommodation for those attending conferences at the university. There is also a Travelodge (Nottingham Wollaton) with budget accommodation about 10 minutes’ walk from the university.
In the city centre, The Bentinck, Jurys Inn, Premier Inn, and Ibis hotels are conveniently located for transport by tram or bus to the university and are also close to Nottingham railway station.
The Linden Leaf, The Grove, and Hylands Hotel are all located close to Beeston railway station and are a short tram or bus ride to the venue.