Modern and Contemporary Literature

The research group Modern and Contemporary Literature offers a unique combination of expertise with respect to literature written in the modern and contemporary period. We study the changing forms and functions of literature from the perspective of its interactions with other cultural practices in a changing media landscape. Our approach is transnational and comparative, with a concern both for literatures written in European languages and world literature in translation.

Our research provides a detailed account of how changes in literary forms have related to the exploration of new themes and to changes in society; identifies the stories which we live by in an increasingly globalised and mediatised world; explains how those stories come into being and why some, but not all of them of them move across the borders of media, languages and generations; and establishes their impact on personal and social identities.

Lecture by Prof. Ann Rigney: 'Memories and Monuments'

News

10 September 2018
Kiene Brillenburg Wurth, Karí Driscoll and Jessica Pressman edited the volume 'Book Presence in a Digital Age'.
6 September 2018
Prof. dr. Kiene Brillenburg Wurth is guest editor of a special issue for the journal 'Comparative Literature', which launched on September 1.
15 June 2018
Special Issue of PhiloSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 8.1 (2018), edited by Birgit Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele.
31 May 2018
The Media and Austerity examines the role of the news media in communicating and critiquing economic and social austerity measures in Europe since 2010.

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Events

19 October 2018 11:00 - 17:00
On October19th Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies (UCMS) will organize a symposium on prognostic texts.
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