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March 2018

A New Language – a new life? Translingual literature by contemporary women writers

March 1, 2018
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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This symposium will bring together scholars working on translingual women’s writing in the language fields of Italian, French and German. We will explore the particular richness of texts produced by writers in languages that are not their mother tongues. Among the questions we will explore are the following: • Is translingual writing perceived by the authors in question as a liberation and a new beginning, or as a requirement demanded by the literary market? • How does the particular attention…

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April 2018

Contemporary Jewish Women’s Writing in Germany and Austria – A ‘Minor’ Literature?

April 27, 2018 at 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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This one-day workshop aims to probe whether the label and concept of a ‘minor literature’ (Deleuze/Guattari, 1975) can be usefully applied to contemporary writing by female Jewish authors in Germany and Austria. The workshop will explore what the term ‘minor’ could mean and contribute when discussing a broad range of contemporary authors and their aesthetics and writing practices, images of the self/the other inside and outside of their works, forms of community building, and their relationship with the broader literary…

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