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This week at the CCL: The Auto / Bio / Fiction seminar, with Alexandre Gefen and Zoey Forbes

Join us on Thursday 8 February 2024, at 5:30 UTC (London time), for this month’s seminar in the Auto / Bio / Fiction series:

Alexandre Gefen, “Philosophies of biofiction”

and

Zoey Forbes, “‘Your Fucking Struggle?”: Karl Ove Knausgård and the limits of possessive individualism”

For more information and to register: https://sites.gold.ac.uk/comparative-literature/the-auto-bio-fiction-series-alexandre-gefen-and-zoey-forbes/

Looking forward to seeing many of you there,

The Centre for Comparative Literature

This week at the CCL: The Auto / Bio / Fiction seminar, with Guido Mazzoni and Carole Sweeney

On Thursday 11 January, at 5:30 UTC (London time), the Auto / Bio / Fiction series returns with a session focused on Annie Ernaux:

Guido Mazzoni (University of Siena), “Like everyone else. Annie Ernaux’s The Years

and

Carole Sweeney (Goldsmiths), “Writing feminist philosophy: Annie Ernaux and Simone de Beauvoir”

For more information and to register: https://sites.gold.ac.uk/comparative-literature/the-auto-bio-fiction-series-guido-mazzoni-and-carole-sweeney/.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there, and with our best wishes for the new year,

The Centre for Comparative Literature

Season’s greetings and happy 2024!

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Thanking all our friends and colleagues for a full and productive year of encounters, exchanges, discussions, reflections, and collaborations, we look forward to another equally full and productive year, and wish you all a peaceful festive season and a happy and successful 2024!

This week at the CCL: Nora Goldschmidt

The Auto / Bio / Fiction and the Sing in Me, Muse series join up this week to host Professor Nora Goldschmidt (Durham), who will speak on “Before Biofiction”.

Thursday 7 December, 6pm UTC, in person and online.

For more information and to register to attend: https://sites.gold.ac.uk/comparative-literature/the-auto-bio-fiction-and-sing-in-me-muse-series-nora-goldschmidt/.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

This week at the CCL: The Auto / Bio / Fiction seminar, with Michael Newman and Sarah Walker

This Thursday, 23 November, the Auto / Bio / Fiction series returns with a focus on the visual arts:

Michael Newman (Professor of Art Writing, Goldsmiths), “From Portrait to Anti-Portrait: Facing the destruction of humanity”

and

Sarah Walker (artist and writer, Naarm / Melbourne), “Writing the self in the expanded field: autofiction as a strategy in text-based visual art”

For more information and to register: https://sites.gold.ac.uk/comparative-literature/the-auto-bio-fiction-series-michael-newman-and-sarah-walker/.

Please note the later-than-usual starting time of 6.30pm (UK time).

Looking forward to seeing many of you there,

Best wishes from the Centre for Comparative Literature

This week at the CCL: Barbara Graziosi on Reading Homer with Virginia Woolf

This week, the Sing in Me, Muse series welcomes Barbara Graziosi (Princeton), who will give a talk on “‘The chancy story of the Phoenician woman’: Reading Homer with Virginia Woolf”

Thursday, 2 November 2023, at 6.00pm GMT, in person and online.

Click here for more information and to book.

We look forward to seeing you!

The Goldsmiths Centre for Comparative Literature.