“Literary Activism: a Symposium”, St Hugh’s College, Oxford & UEA India. 16th October, 2015

UEA India in partnership with St Hugh’s College, Oxford

“Literary Activism: a Symposium’

Time: Friday, 16 October 2015, 10am to 6pm
Venue: Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh’s College, Oxford

“This day-long event is free of charge and open to anyone who is interested in thinking further about the current context of literature and how it is valued. Neither a celebrity-driven literary festival nor an academic conference, the symposium will bring together a range of writers, critics, publishers and scholars.

The different sessions of the symposium will be initiated by a series of talks and debates. Participants include novelist-critics Tim Parks (IULM University, Milan), Amit Chaudhuri (UEA), and Kirsty Gunn (University of Dundee); Peter D. McDonald, Elleke Boehmer, and Michelle Kelly from Oxford University; Jon Cook, Stephen Benson, Clare Connors and Philip Langeskov from UEA; and the publishers, Sam Jordison (Galley Beggar Press) and Ursula Owen (Virago).”

The full programme is here.