Time, Freedom and Narrative

An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference hosted by doctoral students at the Centre for New Writing and the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies at the University of Manchester

This one day event to be held at the University of Manchester on July 3rd 2015 will explore the complex relations between time, freedom and narrative across a variety of disciplines, from contemporary literature and translation studies to politics, music and museum studies. Our keynote speaker will be Prof. Mark Currie (Queen Mary, University of London). See here for our call for papers and here for our provisional schedule.

The conference will also feature an artist’s talk and exhibition of artworks by Andy Broadey, who has designed our conference imagery.

Finally, we’re delighted to announce that the day will end with a free public reading and Q&A with novelist Susan Barker, who will be reading from her novel The Incarnations (winner of a 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered award) and will be introduced by Dr. Heather Inwood at the John Rylands Library on Deansgate, at 6:30pm. Here’s the Facebook event page, if you’d like to indicate interest and help spread the word!

We are especially grateful to artsmethods@manchester and to the AHRC’s North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership for funding this conference.