Focusing on post-1945 literature and visual culture, an international conference is held at the Institute of English and American Studies of the University of Debrecen on February 26th and 27th.
During these two days, as many as thirty-five scholarly papers are going to be presented altogether in several sections. The topics will include urban lifestyles, female life spaces, ties to the city, the understanding of encounters between cultures, as well as specific locations like London, Budapest, and a bunch of Canadian cities. Texts selected for analyses comprise British crime stories, pieces of fantastic prose fiction, and contemporary novels, but there will also be separate sections on Eastern European film and the issue of masculinity.
As Director István Rácz
said at the opening ceremony of the conference, the representatives of several departments of the Faculty of the Humanities would join in the effort to make the event successful, including professors and researchers from the Departments of Hungarian and Italian Studies.
Ms Ágnes Györke
, the head of the research team “Gender, Translocality, and the City in post-1945 literature and visual culture” founded in May 2015 said that the participants of this first conference came to Debrecen from as far as the United States, Taiwan, Belgium, and Austria, and that the second such event would be held in 2017.