Leverhulme International Network


The Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature (School of Modern Languages), P. I. Prof. Margaret-Anne Hutton, will be working with the following partners over a period of 32 months, from September 2015 – May 2018:

  • Bertrand Gervais, ‘Figura’ research centre, Univ. of Quebec at Montreal;
  • Ravi Sundaram, Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi;
  • Johnny Rodger, Glasgow School of Art;
  • Lionel Ruffel, Université Paris 8

A range of events is planned, including:

  • Workshops on Contemporary Literatures, Art and Architecture in St Andrews and Glasgow: Sept. 1st and 3rd 2015:

GlasgowGSA programme

StAndrewsEvent programme

  • A multi-event conference — Narrations contemporaines: écrans, médias et documents / Contemporary Narratives: Screens, Media and Documents — at the University of Quebec at Montreal, 27th -29th April 2016. See the full programme here:


  • A conference on ‘Theorising the Contemporary’ held as part of a broader cultural event ‘l’École du contemporain’, comprising readings, performances, workshops and exhibitions involving academic staff, members of the public and writers (Paris 2016);
  • A conference on ‘The City — Information Interface’ in Delhi (2017);
  • A further series of workshops on Time and Literature (St Andrews) and the ‘Glasgow Miracle’ (Glagow School of Art)

The network will also be setting up an online ‘virtual archive of the contemporary’ and launching a French / English open access online journal ‘Archiving the Contemporary / Les Archives du contemporain’

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