English Research Seminar Series

Space in contemporary fiction and the literary afterlives of Bruno Schulz

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As part of the School of Arts and Humanities English Research Seminar Series, Dr Robert Duggan, from the University of Central Lancaster, presents : 'Space in contemporary fiction and the literary afterlives of Bruno Schulz'.

  • From: Wednesday 23 November 2016, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 23 November 2016, 2 pm
  • Location: 101, Mary Ann Evans building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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As part of the School of Arts and Humanities English Research Seminar Series, Dr Robert Duggan, from the University of Central Lancaster, presents : 'Space in contemporary fiction and the literary afterlives of Bruno Schulz'.

The paper will examine 21st Century literature engagement with the work of early 20th Century Polish writer Bruno Schulz and consider how his life and art continue to have an enduring influence on contemporary writing. While there has been some critical discussion of how postwar Jewish writers have turned to Schulz in their evocation of a world of East European Jewry shattered by the Holocaust, and the consequences of its passing for those who follow, the paper explores how two recent works, China Miéville's The City and the City (2009) and Jonathan Safran Foer's Tree of Codes (2010) mark a new chapter in creative responses to Schulz's work and illuminates how they use his oeuvre as the basis for innovative texts that experiment with genre, urban space and the very material form of the book itself.

Location details

Room/Building:

101, Mary Ann Evans building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

Past event

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