This interdisciplinary symposium seeks to expand and enrich our understanding of contemporary literary production. Moving beyond the traditional triumvirate of author, reader and text, we situate today’s fiction within a wider field, encompassing literary agents, editors, book reviewers, writing teachers, prize judges, festival organizers, and more.
- James English (University of Pennsylvania)
- Stephen Burn (Glasgow University)
- Stefan Collini (University of Cambridge)
- Antonia Hodgson (Little Brown UK)
- Rachel Calder (Sayle Literary Agency)
- Claire Squires (University of Stirling)
- Ben Markovits (Royal Holloway, London)
The symposium will open on 14 April with a public event in Lady Mitchell Hall, organised in conjunction with the Cambridge Literary Festival, featuring the best-selling American crime writer Lee Child in conversation with Andy Martin.
Supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH); the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Cambridge; and in collaboration with the Cambridge Literary Festival.