Leeds-Swansea Colloquia on Contemporary German Literature
The Leeds Colloquia on Contemporary German Literature series is the successor to the Bradford Series of Colloquia on Contemporary German Literature. Like its precursor, the Leeds Series has as its focal point of departure a three-day, biennial colloquium devoted to a particular theme. The colloquia have been supported by a range of cultural institutions over the years including the Goethe Institut, Austrian Cultural Forum and Modern Humanities Research Association, enabling them to act as a forum for dialogue between Germanisten in the German-speaking world and established and aspiring scholars based in the UK, Ireland, the USA and Australia. It is of equal importance that a broad understanding of what constitutes literary writing is fostered. Thus while canonical literary figures have always featured, there has been a commitment to new writing which has given rise to the first academic discussions in English of several significant contemporary writers.
The organising editors are Professor Julian Preece (University of Wales, Swansea) and Professor Frank Finlay (University of Leeds) who work in tandem with an international Advisory Board.
Re-forming the Nation in Literature and Film - Entwürfe zur Nation in Literatur und FilmThe Patriotic Idea in Contemporary German-Language Culture- Die patriotische Idee in der deutschsprachigen Kultur der GegenwartVolume 3©2014 Edited Collection X, 321 Pages
Religion and Identity in Germany TodayDoubters, Believers, Seekers in Literature and FilmVolume 2©2010 Conference proceedings VIII, 252 Pages
New German LiteratureLife-Writing and Dialogue with the ArtsVolume 1©2008 Conference proceedings 447 Pages