Brexit and Literature: a year from Article 50

Event Date: 27 March 2018

Room 104
Senate House, University of London
Malet St
Bloomsbury
WC1E 7HU

The Humanities and Arts Research Institute at Royal Holloway presents:

Brexit and Literature: a year from Article 50

Brexit is not only political, economic and administrative: perhaps most significantly it is an event in culture, too. This conference will explore this aspect of Brexit, drawing on the literary, the critical and the theoretical.

The conference will be made up of talks (informal and short) with plenty of time for discussion. It will be followed by the launch of for Brexit and Literature, ed. Robert Eaglestone.

Programme:

Welcome by Robert Eaglestone (RHUL):

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Panel 1
Introduction by Chair Thomas Docherty (Warwick):
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Chris Grey (RHUL) – Cosmopolitans & Locals
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Robert Eaglestone (RHUL) – Cruel Nostalgia
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Panel 1 discussion
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Panel 2
Introduction by Chair  Sara Upstone (Kingston):
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Gail Marshall (Reading) – Brexit and the Victorians
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J. A. Smith (RHUL) – Desire Since Brexit
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Kristian Shaw (Lincoln) – BrexLit
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Panel 2 discussion
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Book Launch and Short Reading with Baroness Young of Hornsey (Lola Young) and George Szirtes (poet):

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