International Conference 14th-15th June 2019 Canon? Practice? Commodity? The Past, Present and Future of the Literary Anthology

Queen Mary University, London
Department of Comparative Literature and Culture
The power of the anthology as an instrument of knowledge production has long been recognised, and, since the 1980s, the genre has been problematised and contested both within specific instantiations and in scholarly research which takes the anthology as its subject. The anthology as such, however, has yet to be fully theorised, and this conference aims to move toward a more comprehensive conceptualisation of its forms, functions and cultural dynamics.