Welcome to ‘What is the Contemporary?’, a series of events and initiatives including conferences, workshops,  seminars and public lectures.  The project is run by Professor Margaret-Anne Hutton and colleagues in St Andrews University’s School of Modern Languages’ Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature. We  officially ‘launched’ in 2014 with a three-day multi-disciplinary conference and have since secured two Leverhulme grants relating to questions of the contemporary (see menu links above for more information.