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Realism as Theory

Organizer: Erica Weitzman

For evident reasons, work on “theory” has long been dominated by a focus on Romanticism. This focus is no doubt historically justified, insofar as the contemporary idea of “theory” — as a... more

Depression: Aesthetics and Politics

Organizer: Jean-Thomas Tremblay

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 300 million people suffer from depression, the leading cause of disability worldwide. Where some researchers in the medical field see an... more

Gentrification in Contemporary Fiction

Organizer: James Peacock

The organisers - James Peacock, Nick Bentley and Ceri Morgan -  invite abstracts for a seminar on representations of gentrification in contemporary fiction from around the world, with “... more