The conference is hosted by Taipei Tech and is also a SHARP-sponsored event. We have already received abstracts from more than ten countries and five continents, and we are looking forward to fascinating discussions about our conference theme.
Our Saturday keynote speaker is Dr. Rebecca Krug (Reading Families: Women’s Literate Practice in Late Medieval England  and the forthcoming Margery Kempe and the Lonely Reader, both from Cornell UP).
Our Friday keynote speaker is Dr. James Mussell of the University of Leeds, a digital humanities expert who specializes in Victorian literature and is author of Science, Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press (2007) and The Nineteenth-Century Press in the Digital Age (2012).
Due to the specialties of our keynote speakers, the conference should be especially relevant for scholars interested in late-medieval British literature, Margery Kempe, the history of the book (and media history), science and literature, Victorian literature, and digital humanities--though we have also received (and welcome) abstracts from classicists, Anglo-Saxonists, and scholars of other places and periods. As our conference is in Taipei, we also particularly hope to organize several panels that address the forgetting and remembering of texts in interactions between the East and the West.
Department of English
National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech)