2019 Postgraduate Conference

27 April 2019 | Durham University

This year's postgraduate conference will take place on 27 April at Hatfield College, Durham University, and will consider the theme of 'The Return of the Author'. The full programme is now available to download below.

This promises to be a very exciting event: as well as a range of new research presented by PG students, the day will include a 'Translation in Conversation' session with Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze and Tina O’Donnell (Durham University), and two keynote lectures:

Ashley Harris (Queen’s Belfast), ‘The Return of the (Media) Author: Addressing New Expressions of Authorship in the Digital Age’

Delphine Grass (Lancaster University), ‘“This Author is not for Turning”: The Return of the Author beyond the Creative/Critical Divide’

The conference is organised by Alexandre Burin and Sarah Budasz.

The event is free to attend. To register, please email thereturnoftheauthor@gmail.com by Sunday 7 April.



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Our Hosts

Durham University

This year's conference venue will be beautiful Durham, a city we visited for our annual conference in 2017. We look forward to welcoming you!

Past Conferences

2018 Postgraduate Conference

16 March 2018 | University College London

2017 Postgraduate Conference

29 April 2017 | Institute of Modern Languages Research

2016 Postgraduate Conference

23 April 2016 | Institute of Modern Languages Research