ESSE 2020 Conference (The European Society for the Study of English)
Seminar 63: Textual Production and Reception under 20th-Century Censorship
This seminar seeks to connect scholars working in the field of 20th-century censorship in both English and Anglophone literatures. Intending to explore the spectrum of defiance and conformity in textual production and transmission (also via translation), it invites proposals concerned with, among other topics, political or religious patronage and control, canon inclusion and exclusion, international backing and interference, or censorship evasion via transnational collaborations, clandestine publishing and circulation. The seminar means to further our understanding of both apparent and hidden practices of textual authorization and control and the bearing these may have on canonicity and subsequent influence.