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