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Title

Literature, Social Action, Migration

Dates

22-23 May 2020

Responsable de l'activité

Simon Swift

Organizer(s)

Mme Lily Dessau, Unige

M. Oran McKenzie, Unige

Prof. Simon Swift, Unige

Speakers

Dr Samuel Durrant, University of Leeds Prof. Lyndsey Stonebridge, University of Birmingham Mme Miriam Boucris, Tohu Wa Boho Theatre Company, Genève

Description

We will receive a lecture from a scholar working on bibliotherapy and have a seminar with a scholar who leads a major AHRC-ESRC project on displaced Syrian refugees and their host communities in the Middle East. We will also have a practical workshop with a theatre director who brings students and migrants together in Geneva, the Cité de Refuge. All participants will be asked to reflect on the interface between text-based work and social action in their research, its ideological ramifications, and what it tells us about shifting conceptions of literary study in English. The workshop will also give PhD students a space to reflect on the social relevance of their projects, and is intended to help all of us to think about the ethics and practicalities of transferring our scholarship to a wider social sphere, whatever area or approach we work on.

Location

Geneva

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Places

22

Deadline for registration 15.05.2020
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