BCLA Autumn Graduate Reception: Modernity

We are pleased to announce that the British Comparative Literature Association will be hosting a Graduate Reception on the evening of Thursday 29th October 2015, at University College London.

The theme for this year’s Autumn Reception is “Modernity” and we have three slots available for postgraduates to give a 20-minute paper on any aspect of their research in Comparative Literature that addresses the concept or experience of modernity or examines the way in which modernity is itself figured by the discipline of Comparative Literature. Submissions need not be limited to these parameters and we welcome broad and creative interpretations of this theme.

Our keynote speaker for the evening is Dr Tim Beasley-Murray (Senior Lecturer in European Thought and Culture at UCL).

BCLA Graduate Receptions are friendly evening seminars which offer postgraduates working in Comparative Literature and related fields the opportunity to present their work to peers and academics, followed by an informal wine reception. Previous Graduate Receptions have featured papers on Cosmopolitanism and Aestheticism, Virginia Woolf and Arundhati Roy, V.S. Naipaul’s cross-cultural writing, and Claude Lévi-Strauss’ ethnographic imaginary.

The deadline for abstracts (up to 250 words) is Thursday 8th October (we may be able to be flexible if you indicate your interest but are not able to write an abstract before then).

If you would like to present, or for more information, please contact the BCLA Postgraduate Representatives.

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