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

Stonewall Inn, a gay bar on Christopher Street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. A 1969 police raid here led to the Stonewall riots, one of the most important events in the history of LGBT rights.  Bron: Wikimedia/Rhododendrites
5 April 2019
He will be based in Utrecht as of 1 September 2019 and will work together with Ann Rigney’s ERC research group on the cultural memory of activism.
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27 February 2019
Five out of six ICON research groups scored ‘very good’ on research quality. The quality of the Gender Studies group was even rated ‘excellent’.
28 September 2018
In July 2018 a special issue of journal 'Memory Studies' has been published, edited by Prof Astrid Erll and Prof Ann Rigney.
10 September 2018
Kiene Brillenburg Wurth, Karí Driscoll and Jessica Pressman edited the volume 'Book Presence in a Digital Age'.

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Events

Prof. dr. Moritz Baßler. Bron: YouTube (still)
18 June 2019 18:00 - 19:30
A lecture with Prof Dr Moritz Baßler
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