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Contemporary Fiction Seminar

The contemporary fiction seminar has been set up to read and discuss all aspects of contemporary fiction, however periodised or defined, for students and faculty at Birkbeck and beyond.

We aim to reach the parts other reading groups don’t: principally by attempting to map a way through late 20th and early 21st century literature and culture.  Through focused readings of selected texts, alongside critical materials, we hope to provide a valuable forum for people working or with an interest in the field.  We’re especially interested in getting guest speakers, whether research students or lecturers, to lead sessions or present short papers for future meetings.

For further information and details of upcoming events please see the group Dandelion page at:

Or contact the group organisers Tony Venezia ( and Zara Dinnen (

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