Cultural Literacy in Europe - Booking Closes 30 March 2015

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Thu, 16/04/2015 - 09:00 to Sat, 18/04/2015 - 18:00
The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE         London, 16-18 April 2015

Cultural Literacy in Europe

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This international conference brings together academics interested in the development of Literary and Cultural Studies in Europe and beyond with European policymakers. The language of the conference will be English. Venue: Birkbeck, University of London: Gordon Square WC1H 0PD and Malet Street (Torrington Place) WC1E 7HX. The conference includes five keynote talks, 36 short papers, a policymaker panel, an art installation, a film showing, a book-launch, a poster session and a practical workshop.


Researchers practising literary-and-cultural studies [LCS] examine a vast range of social and cultural objects through the lens of literary thinking – analysing textuality, fictionality, rhetoricity and historicity, and developing ‘cultural literacy’. How can LCS research and cultural literacy contribute to solving the major challenges of Europe today?


Academic fields:

Cultural memory, Translation & migration, Digital textuality, Biopolitics & the body.


Keynote speakers:

Prof Aleida Assmann, Prof Michael Cronin, Prof Lars Elleström,

Prof Sir David King & Prof Alexandre Quintanilha



Dr Monica Dietl, Prof Maureen Freely, Dr Philippe Keraudren, Prof Svend Erik Larsen,

Prof Wolfgang Mackiewicz, Angela Schindler-Daniels, Prof Milena Žic Fuchs


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