Our Call for Papers is now closed, and a full programme and registration details will be posted soon!

Programme outline:


11.00-12.00 Registration (tea & coffee available)

12.00-13.00 Welcome lunch

13.00-14.30 Panel session 1

14.30-16.00 Panel session 2

16.00-16.30 Tea & coffee break

16.30-17.30 Keynote lecture 1: Prof. Jason Harding (University of Durham)

18.00-19.30 Public event: Adam Thorpe in conversation with Kristian Shaw, with readings from his latest novel, Missing Fay (2017) and his recent memoir Notes from the Cevennes: Half a Lifetime in Provincial France (2018)


8.30-9.30 Registration (tea & coffee available)

9.30-10.30 Keynote lecture 2: Prof. Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway, University of London)

10.30-12.00 Panel session 3

12.00-13.00 Lunch break

13.00-14.30 Public round table: Writers and intellectuals on Britain and Europe now, with

14.30-15.00 Tea & coffee break

15.00-16.30 Panel session 4

16.30-17.00 Round-up and conference close

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Katie COOPER (University of East Anglia)
  • Professor Ina HABERMANN (Universität Basel)
  • Professor Barbara KORTE (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
  • Dr Laura LOJO RODRIGUEZ (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)
  • Professor Christian MAIR (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

Further information:

A selection of papers from this conference will be published as a Special Collection of the Open Library of Humanities. Thanks to generous support from UACES, we can offer 3 bursaries worth £200 each for eligible PGR speakers who are (or are willing to become) UACES members. Please indicate on your proposal whether you wish to be considered.