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Jun 25 - Jun 27
09:30 - 18:30
Comparative Literature: Principles, Practices, and Perspectives
Summer School funded by the Consortium for the Humanities in South-East England (CHASE)

Comparative Literature is the most diverse of disciplines. At heart, however, its many methodological problems boil down to a few very simple questions. How best to compare conflicting traditions and languages? How do the many ways that this has been done in the past inform how we might go about doing so in the future? And can one even compare the apples of one literature with the pears of another? Anyone who is interested in reading widely has a stake in these basic questions.

Organized by the Centre for Modern European Literature at the University of Kent – and generously funded by the Consortium for the Humanities in the South East (CHASE) – this summer school offers intensive training in the underlying principles, the variant practices, and the latest perspectives of comparative literature. The theoretical assumptions and practical implications of the discipline are so diverse that a residential programme focusing on its common causes is long overdue in the UK. Designed to include both European and non-European perspectives on comparison, this summer school brings together postgraduate students working in the many fields of comparative literature, introducing them to leading specialists in the discipline and offering them a valuable opportunity for both intellectual training and institutional networking. Three days of learning from each other, three days of broadening both our intellectual and our institutional horizons. What a treat is in store for all of us.

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Seminar Room 2,
Grimond Building,
University of Kent,
United Kingdom


Contact: Professor Ben Hutchinson


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