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Symposium: 'Books Out of Place: The Reception and Circulation of Fiction Outside its National Context' Friday 11 May 2018

This symposium, sponsored by the Humanities Research Centre at Warwick University, will consider what happens when fiction is removed from its national framework, looking in particular at whether we must inevitably assimiliate texts and read from our own national context; how the ideas and ideologies of fictional texts are transformed through travel; if a book's success abroad affects its status at home; the circumstances under which translated fiction operates innovatively or conservatively in the receiving culture; and the material processes and agencies by which foreign fiction reaches an English-speaking readership.

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