Weird Council: An international conference on the writing of China Miéville
Event organiser(s): Dr Caroline Edwards and Tony Venezia
We are pleased to announce the first academic conference dedicated to the work of China Miéville. The winner of multiple awards, Miéville has developed a distinguished body of fictional work since the publication of his first novel, King Rat, in 1999. Having published nine novels as well as a collection of short stories, Miéville is also a respected literary critic, political activist and legal scholar and has been credited as 'leading revolutions in fantasy as both a writer and a critic'. His fiction spans a wide variety of themes, contexts and genre-blurring literary traditions, which metaphorically explores, among other things, the implications of lived cultural, racial and geographical boundaries, collective struggle, and bodily affect.