The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Many of the most significant European writers and literary movements of the modern period have traversed national, linguistic, and disciplinary borders. Founded on the shared research interests of staff in the School of European Culture and Languages and other Schools in the Humanities at Kent, the Centre for Modern European Literature aims to promote and to facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary research that can do justice to precisely these kinds of border crossings. Ranging across English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish literature, the Centre focuses in particular on the European avant-garde, European modernism and postmodernism, literary theory, the international reception of European writers, and the relations between modern European literature and the other arts, including painting, photography, film, music, and architecture.
The Centre's activities include a lecture and seminar series and the regular organization of conferences. It also works with the editors of Skepsi, the postgraduate online journal of European thought at Kent, and runs an MA in Modern European Literature.
Visiting Professor in Summer 2013
Together with the Department of Drama at Kent, the Centre for Modern European Literature is delighted to welcome Prof. Martin Puchner (Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and American Literature, Harvard University) for the Summer Term 2013. Prof. Puchner will be delivering a number of lectures and convening seminars during his stay. These events will offer an exciting opportunity for graduate students and staff working in the field of modern European literature.
For a summary of the Centre's recent activities, see our Bulletins.