Critical Solace

5 December 2016


Room 103, 28 Russell Square

The Centre for Contemporary Literature is delighted to welcome David James to give a special visiting lecture entitled 'Critical Solace'. The talk relates to work that David has recently been undertaking into the consolotary powers of literature, funded by a Leverhulme Research Prize. After his talk, there will be a opportunity to ask questions and discuss the issues raised by his recent work.

David James is Reader in Modern & Contemporary Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of Contemporary British Fiction and the Artistry of Space: Style, Landscape, Perception (London: Continuum, 2008), Modernist Futures: Innovation and Inheritance in the Contemporary Novel (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012), and Discrepant Solace: Contemporary Writing and the Work of Consolation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming). He has acted as editor of The Legacies of Modernism: Historicising Postwar and Contemporary Fiction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), Andrea Levy: Contemporary Critical Perspectives, co-edited with Jeanette Baxter (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction since 1945 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015), and Modernism and Close Reading (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).




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