Major changes in the 20th- and 21st-century media landscape have raised a number of questions about the role of the novel in contemporary culture. Its main structural components seem to have been superseded with postmodernity. Some writers and critics claim that ‘the novel is dead’ (Shields) or ‘culturally irrelevant’ (Lee) in our society, whilst others defend its crucial role in making sense of the world. Sponsored by the Modern Humanities Research Association, this conference provides a forum for discussion of the experiments and changes in the novel form since the early 20th century and of the relationship of these changes to the culture and society in which they have been situated.
When: 26 February 2015, 09:15 – 27 February 2015 20:00
Where: Institute of Modern Languages Research, Room 349, Senate House, South Block, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Registration closed on 13 February, but if you are interested in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.