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Digital Media and the Global Contemporary

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019

Broadly speaking, the early twenty-first century is both increasingly global, and increasingly shaped by digital technology.

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Current Issue

Mapping the Contemporary

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019

An Interview with Daniel O’Gorman and Robert Eaglestone on publishing The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction.

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Identifying with Our Contemporaries

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019

If the hype is to be believed, “millennials” have finally found their literary standard-bearer in Irish author Sally Rooney [ ...]

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Contemporary Canonicity (or, what not to read)

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019

Scholarship on the contemporary has a unique relationship to questions of canonicity and value. [...]

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Digital Media and the Global Contemporary

Digital Media and the Global Contemporary

Mar 4, 2019

Broadly speaking, the early twenty-first century is both increasingly global, and increasingly shaped by digital technology.

Mapping the Contemporary

Mapping the Contemporary

Mar 4, 2019

An Interview with Daniel O’Gorman and Robert Eaglestone on publishing The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction.

Identifying with Our Contemporaries

Identifying with Our Contemporaries

Mar 4, 2019

If the hype is to be believed, “millennials” have finally found their literary standard-bearer in Irish author Sally Rooney [ ...]

Contemporary Canonicity (or, what not to read)

Contemporary Canonicity (or, what not to read)

Mar 4, 2019

Scholarship on the contemporary has a unique relationship to questions of canonicity and value. [...]

Alluvium Relaunch Editorial

Alluvium Relaunch Editorial

Mar 4, 2019

We are delighted to be presenting you with the first new issue of Alluvium, which is relaunching as a graduate-run journal affiliated to the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS).

Call for Articles

Call for Articles

Jan 9, 2019

After a short hiatus, we are delighted to share a call for submissions for the relaunch of Alluvium as a partner journal of the British Association of Contemporary Literary Studies.

The Killer Inside Me

The Killer Inside Me

Nov 16, 2017

The question of how to write about a murderer whose final days were tracked by 24 hour rolling news channels and the internet is considered by Andrew Hankinson in his non-fiction novel...

Book Apps and Digital Textuality

Book Apps and Digital Textuality

May 31, 2017

With its vast storage capacity for digitising the majority of canonised literary works, the Internet offers a wide variety of resources for contemporary readers. Unsurprisingly, the digital medium...