Living, Thinking, Looking

On 23 October 2015, Birkbeck’s Centre for Contemporary Literature will host the first academic conference to focus on the writing of the highly acclaimed American author, Siri Hustvedt.

A writer of increasing cultural and critical significance, Siri Hustvedt has written six novels and a considerable body of non-fiction, including essays, academic papers, lectures and autobiographical works.

This conference will give undergraduates, postgraduates and academics the opportunity to examine Hustvedt’s unique contribution to contemporary literature.

We are particularly delighted that Siri Hustvedt will be in attendance throughout the day. She will also be speaking in the evening at a special Birkbeck-hosted event as part of the Bloomsbury Festival (tickets available, booking essential).

Living, Thinking, Looking will take place on 23 October 2015 (9.30-6pm) in the Keynes Library at 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck, London.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: THE CONFERENCE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. There are a limited number of places available at the evening reading – book now.

Confirmed keynote speakers

Hubert Zapf, Professor and Chair of American Literature, University of Augsburg, Germany

Christine Marks, Assistant Professor of English, LaGuardia Community College (City University of New York).

James Peacock, Senior Lecturer in English and American literature at Keele University and author of Brooklyn Fictions.

Siri Hustvedt, author

Author photograph: ©Annabel Clark