Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL)
The Centre for Studies in Literature supports and encourages a range of research activities, including seminar programmes, an annual symposium, and major conferences.
Time & Temporality Workshop, 29th May 2013
Bringing together researchers whose work focuses on, and is informed by, concepts of time and temporality. Read more.
The seminar series provides a forum for new research in literature, and speakers include both those working within the Centre and guests from other institutions. Details of upcoming seminars can be found here.
To celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of Dickens' birth, the Centre for Studies in Literature organised a major conference entitled 'The Other Dickens'. The conference took place 6-8 July 2012.
The 2012 Symposium, Imaginary Europes, took place on 13 September 2012, covering themes including construction, migration and representation of real and imaginary Europes. Held in association with Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Germany, and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
Among the events which have taken place recently within the Centre are:
- 2013 Annual Lecture: "Quiet: toward a phenomenology of urban perception in Dickens or, Modernity, the Self, the City", Julian Wolfreys
- 2012 Symposium: Imaginary Europes
- 2012 Conference: The Other Dickens
- 2011 Symposium: Neo-Historical Exoticism and Contemporary Fiction
- 2010 CSL Inaugural Lecture: "Decadent Fantasia: Modern Images of Closed Space and Open Sex", Camille Paglia
- 2010 Symposium: Historical Fictions and Fictions of History, 1680-1830
- 2010 Conference: Early Modern Exclusions
- 2010 Postgraduate Conference: Framing the Self
- 2010 Conference: Transatlantic Decadence in Literature and Art
- 2009 Symposium: Amity in Early Modern Literature and Culture
- 2009 Swinburne: A Centenary Conference
- 2008 Symposium: Post/Colonial Cultures: Legality and Legitimacy
- 2008 Conference: Crime Cultures: Figuring Criminality in Literature, Media and Film
- 2007 Symposium: Writing War