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Public lecture by Gabriel Josipovici

Gabriel Josipovici in conversation with Nicholas Royle

Gabriel Josipovici
Public lectures

Gabriel Josipovici is a British novelist, short story writer, critic, literary theorist, and playwright, and is described in the Guardian as ‘one of the very best writers now at work in the English language.’ His latest novel, The Cemetery in Barnes, was published by Carcanet in March 2018.

  • From: Friday 29 June 2018, 6.15 pm
  • To: Friday 29 June 2018, 7.30 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Nottingham Trent University, Newton building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Cost: Free, booking required.
  • Booking deadline: Friday 29 June 2018, 10.00 am
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Gabriel Josipovici was born in Nice in 1940 to Romano-Levantine, Russo-Italian parents of Jewish origin. He lived in Egypt from 1945 to 1956, when he came to England. He read English at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, and from 1963 to 1998 taught literature in the School of European Studies at the University of Sussex. He has published some twenty novels, four collections of short stories, and his plays have been performed throughout Britain and on the BBC Radios Three and Four.

Nicholas Royle is Professor of English at the University of Sussex, where he is a director of the Centre for Creative and Critical Thought. He has published many critical books and essays, as well as novels and short stories. These include Telepathy and Literature: Essays on the Reading Mind (1991), The Uncanny (2003), and Veering: A Theory of Literature (2011). His second novel, An English Guide to Birdwatching, was published by Myriad in 2017.

Unidentifiable Literary Objects symposium

This public lecture follows the Unidentifiable Literary Objects symposium on Friday 29 June 2018, which runs from 9.30 am to 6.15 pm.

Delivered by the School of Arts and Humanities at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), this symposium explores the nature and possibilities of the unidentifiable literary object (ULO). Featuring international speakers including Hélène Cixous, Marie-Dominique Garnier, Sarah Wood and Nicholas Royle, it brings together the work of writers and scholars whose own texts play at the intersections between creative and critical theory and practice.

Read more about the symposium and reserve your place.


For all enquiries about this event please email Jo Dixon, Research Assistant in Critical Poetics or call +44 (0)115 848 3138.

Location details


Lecture Theatre 3, Nottingham Trent University


Newton building
Goldsmith Street


There is no parking available at the University itself, but there are many car parking facilities within a couple of minutes walking distance. The nearest car park is Talbot Street Car Park. If using this car park, please exit onto Chaucer Street.

Travel Info:

To plan your journey to the NTU City Campus, please visit the Get Directions Page on the NTU website.

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Jo Dixon, Research Assistant in Critical Poetics
+44 (0)115 848 3138