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Dialogue with Tradition: Contemporary Writers and Literary Heritage

This one-day conference’ will be held at the University of Warwick on Saturday February 5th 2005.

By the 1970s, debate about the inter-relationships between texts and about the uses of literary canons had begun to influence writers, causing many to re-consider their attitude towards texts from the past. Dialogue with past literature became problematized as writers began to re-appropriate texts for their own purposes, in new and interesting ways. This conference aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to discuss the changing use of the canon (both textual and film) from 1970 onwards.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Martin McLaughlin (University of Oxford).

For further information please contact the Humanities Research Centre on ext: 23401 or email