A collaboration between the Institute of English Studies, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and Senate House Library.

‘Forbidden Access’ is a multidisciplinary conference exploring how published works and archival materials and the ideas contained in them are affected, obscured or distorted by censorship.

The conference seeks to explore the proliferating and divisive causes, symptoms and effects of the censoring impulse, from overt interference with a text to the subtler, intangible effects of caution and fear in the face of anticipated control, and to do so in relation to a variety of angles and contexts: aesthetic, cultural, socio-economic, ideological, legal, and political.

Organising committee: Wim Van Mierlo (IES), Jules Winterton (IALS), Richard Espley (Senate House Library), David Clover (Senate House Library), Belinda Crothers (IALS)

Venue: School of Advanced Study, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7H

Date and time: 6 – 7 November 2014

Register here