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International Conference "Border Narratives - Brexit, Europe, and the UK"

Title of the event International Conference "Border Narratives - Brexit, Europe, and the UK"
Organizer Dr. Lars Klein (EMJMD Euroculture), PD Dr. Kirsten Sandrock (British Literature and Culture)
Speaker Astrid Fellner (Saarbrücken), Barbara Korte und Christian Mair (Freiburg), Katharina Rennhak (Wuppertal), Kristian Shaw (Lincoln), Cris Shore (Goldsmith’s), among others.
Type of event Konferenz
Category Forschung
Registration required Ja
Details The DFG-funded international conference "Border Narratives" will look at "Brexit, Europe, and the UK" from a range of disciplines and perspectives. Keynote speakers are Astrid Fellner (Saarbrücken), Barbara Korte und Christian Mair (Freiburg), Katharina Rennhak (Wuppertal), Kristian Shaw (Lincoln), Cris Shore (Goldsmith’s).

Borders have played a decisive role in the Brexit referendum. The decision to leave or remain in the EU was often framed in the national media as a border referendum and political scientists agree that the vote gives evidence to widespread public opposition to open border policies in the UK. The conference Border Narratives: Brexit, Europe, and the UK seeks to shed light on these issues from a literary and cultural studies perspective. We are particularly interested in investigating narratives of borders in relation to Brexit and the ways in which recent border debates interact with greater historical, cultural, and epistemological border stories.

Guiding conference questions are: How are the UK's borders negotiated in literary and cultural works? Is there a particular border aesthetics in recent works of art? How do material, political, geophysical and economic contexts feature in border narratives? And, vice versa, how do border narratives become relevant for the larger political, economic, and ideological context? Where can the field of border studies help theorizing border narratives in Europe and the UK, and where are other tools necessary for this context?
Date Start: 05.05.2021, 15:30 Uhr
Ende: 07.05.2021 , 15:00 Uhr
Location Via Zoom (Anmeldung via Website erforderlich)
Contact 0551/39-27822
lklein@uni-goettingen.de
External link https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/641243.html