Category: Department, English Studies, Events, News, Workshops

While the topic of work is well established in cultural studies (e.g. Lillge), literary studies has been more resistant to explorations of one of life’s dominant realities. With our workshop, we wish to address this research lacuna and explore the representation of feminised forms of work in contemporary literature.

Category: Department, English Studies, Events, News, Research, Workshops

The changing media environment of the English Restoration brought forth a sizeable increase in various forms of literary culture, including the birth of large-scale periodical publishing and the ready availability of the letter. Contrary to the widely held consensus that the letter promoted reliability, recent scholarship has stressed the form’s deconstructive potential, allowing both readers and writers to reflect on the mediated nature of writing and the tenuous relationship between sign and reality.