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GLITS is a weekly seminar series organised by the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Papers are presented by established members of staff, postgraduate students and writers of literature but the series is open to all literature aficionados who may or may not be based at Goldsmiths. The programme for GLITS covers a diverse range of subjects, reflecting the comparative and interdisciplinary nature of current research being undertaken in the field. Previous seminars have included film presentations, book reviews, papers on literary theory, literary criticism, readings from creative writing, comparative works on literature with art or music, etc. View the current programme here.
Papers are invited for the forthcoming academic year and can take the form of 'work in progress', finished work or reading group discussions. Presentations are not limited to any literary period, genre or language (although the lingua franca of the seminar is English). If you wish to give a full paper, that should be 40-45 minutes long, followed by general discussion. Alternatively, a paper of 20 minutes can be offered which will be paired up with another paper in the same session. If required, material can be photocopied and distributed beforehand or made available through the VLE. A working title, together with a brief abstract (c.150-200 words) of the proposed work should be sent to the organisers of the seminar.
Selected papers from the seminar series can be considered for published in our new online journal GLITS-e. In addition to the weekly seminar, GLITS hosts an annual conference at Goldsmiths which is primarily aimed at postgraduates working in the fields of literature(s), theory and creative writing.