Schedule and Pre-Circulated Papers

Date: Saturday 12th December, 10am-3pm

Location: Centre for Contemporary Literature and Culture, University of Birmingham (via Zoom). Please register attendance on Eventbrite by 10th December 2020.

10-11am: Contemporary Studies Network Workshop: Canons, Values, 2020

The fourth in a series of workshops critiquing ideas of canonicity and value in contemporary literature, this workshop will recap any lessons learned, while asking key questions about what the experience of research and teaching the contemporary feels like in 2020.

Participants can pre-submit questions and thoughts via pre-circulated Padlet. You can download our workshop slides here.

11.00-11.30am: Break

11:30-12:30pm: What is Literature Now? – Flash papers discussion

Attendees are encouraged to read the pre-circulated papers below in advance of the session. Each participant will provide a brief recap before discussion starts.

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch Break

1:30-2:45pm: Teaching the Contemporary – Papers discussion

Attendees are encouraged to read the pre-circulated papers below in advance of the session. Each participant will provide a brief recap before discussion starts.