JGB Day 2017 (24 June)



The second JGB Day conference will be take place on Saturday 24 June at Birmingham City University with the theme J.G. Ballard and Making.

Please see Call for Papers section for full information. Proposal deadline 31 May 2017.

This year, Undergraduate students from Birmingham City University’s Schools of English, Fashion and Jewellery have been collaborating on creative responses to Ballard’s Vermilion Sands short story collection. This one-day, multidisciplinary symposium will showcase the students’ project alongside academic papers and other creative responses to Ballard. We invite proposals for objects, artefacts, performances, papers and discussion panels that respond to any aspect of making in Ballard’s work.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

The repurposing of objects

Old or defunct technology

Junk and waste

Posthuman creativity



Ballard and the plastic arts


Film/painting/sculpture/jewellery/music,etc that responds to Ballard’s work

Please send proposals / abstracts of up to 300 words along with a short biography to

Thomas Knowles thomas.knowles@bcu.ac.uk before the end of 31st May 2017.


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