Tue, 19 Aug 2008
A major international conference celebrating the life and work of cult author WG Sebald will be staged at UEA in September.
Delegates from across the world will attend the event and take part in a walking tour of
Staged at the UEA campus from September 5-7, the conference provides the first opportunity for the university’s groundbreaking
Twenty years ago he also founded the UEA-based British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT), which still honours his vision by promoting new work in new languages.
“Not only was Max one of our most brilliantly original writers, he was also an inspiring teacher who instilled in generations of UEA students the value of reading across cultures and traditions,” said BCLT director Amanda Hopkinson.
“Max would have hated the idea of a memorial, but we are thrilled to celebrate his life and work with this conference which promises rich and creative responses to his work from writers across the globe.”
WG Sebald: An international and interdisciplinary conference takes place at UEA from September 5-7. Some places are still available. The cost of attending the whole conference is £180 (£80 for postgraduate students).
For further information or to register, please telephone 01603 507728 or visit www.uea.ac.uk/lit.
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