GLITS presents... Endgame(s) 

Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London

Date: 9th June, 2017

Time: 9:15 AM - 6.00 PM

Morning Session - Professor Stuart Hall Building (PSH LG01)


Afternoon Session - Richard Hoggart Building (RHB 137)

Conference Programme

9:15 – 9:45

Registration & Coffee (PSH LG01)

9:45 – 11:00

Opening Remarks: David Cross-Kane & Marc Farrant  

Plenary: Ivan Callus (University of Malta)

11:05 – 11:50 – Reading When The Lights Go Out (Readings of Prose & Poetry with panel discussion)

Jeremy Worman (Goldsmiths): “Fragmented & Swimming with Diana Dors”

Susan Watson (Goldsmiths): “On time, snakes and the falling snow: a poem sequence.”

Kate Pickering (Goldsmiths): “Saline Solution”


12:15 – 13:30 - Communications, Migrations & Post-Truths

Mette Høeg (KCL): Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle, the Rise of Autofiction, and the Decline of Literature

Diana Brunori (University of Florence): The Never-Ending Journey of The Wandering Jew – His Presence in English Romanticism

Susana Bessa (Goldsmiths): Film Criticism in the Post-Truth Era of Emotional Capitalism: Social Media and the Eradication of the Authoritative Mediator

13:30 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:30 – The Sense of An Ending & The Academy

Ashiya Eastwood (UAL/Goldsmiths): The Invisible Enemy: The Slow Violence of Nuclear Power

Philippa Campbell (Goldsmiths): Death of The Professor

Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership participants: Mediterranean Imaginaries: Literature, Arts, Culture 


15:45 – 16:45 – At the Edge An Abyss: Death and Survival in Contemporary Times

Marc Farrant (Goldsmiths): Death and the Post-Literary: Contemporary Fiction and the Triumph of Life

Tristam Adams (Goldsmiths): The end of this world and the glimpse of another: An uncanny whisper in one’s soul

Tallulah Harvey (Goldsmiths): Staying Alive: Science fiction in the age of the Anthropocene — Philip K. Dick’s pessimistic humanism


17:00 – 18:00

Plenary: Leo Robson (New Statesman): Experimental Laboratory for the End of the World

Closing Remarks


New Cross House - Evening Drinks