Register by sending an email to latest 15 May. Please indicate if you have any dietary preferences for lunch.


9.30 - 10.00 Welcome and Coffee

10.00 - 11.00 Keynote
Azade Seyhan (Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania)
Beyond Exile and Sorrow: The Displaced Author Writes of Passage

11.00 – 12.30
Stefan Helgesson (Stockholm University, Department of English)
Entanglement: The Old/New Problem of Reading across Borders
Gary Xu (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign)
Where Has the Aura Gone? Neoliberalism and Literary Production
Paul Schreiber (Stockholm University, Department of English)
Louisiana Poets – Puny Inexhaustible Voices in a State of Exception

12.30 - 13.15 Lunch at Aula Magna

13.15 - 14.45 Gül Bilge Han (Stockholm University, Department of English)
‘The World in a Verse’: Global Modernisms, Wallace Stevens and the Limits of a Transnational Poetics
Jobst Welge (Stockholm University, Department of Culture and Aesthetics)
Historical Referentiality and Hypothetical Speculation: Theoretical Approaches to the Contemporary Novel
Irina Rasmussen (Stockholm University, Department of English)
Radical Art's Historical Temporalities

14.45 - 15.00 Coffee

15.00 - 16.00 Roundtable Discussion
Tomas Götselius (IKE)
Irmy Schweiger (AMT)
Frida Beckman
Azade Seyhan