Goldsmiths Literature Seminar (GLITS)

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GLITS is a weekly seminar series organised by the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London.

GLITS is the Goldsmiths Literature Seminar, held each week and organised by Goldsmiths postgraduate students. Every session is a great opportunity to meet other students, present and discuss whatever you’re working on, and gain feedback from the wonderful Goldsmiths community. The series offers a chance to introduce and explain your research to a willing audience, as well as develop your presentation skills and critical thinking – whether this is your first academic paper or not.

Papers on all topics are welcome from literature to linguistics, all types of creative writing, and, of course, inter-disciplinary research. Papers can be at any stage of completion - if you’re looking for feedback on a new idea or creative piece GLITS is a welcoming environment and a good opportunity to receive some constructive critique.

Presentations can be 40-45 minutes long, or sessions can be shared between two  20 minute papers. If you’d like to present as a pair, let us know, or we can pair speakers according to topic or theme. We’d encourage any and all to come along to socialize, listen and present; students and staff at Goldsmiths, and beyond. All papers presented throughout the year will also be considered for publication in the annual, peer-reviewed GLITS e-journal.

GLITS is held every Thursday from 5 pm-7 pm in room WTA (ground floor of Warmington Tower).

If you’re interested in presenting, please send us:

  • your name, including title, and institutional affiliation
  • the working title of your paper
  • an abstract of approximately 100 words
  • preferred length (20 or 40 minutes)

Our email address is glits (@gold.ac.uk). We look forward to hearing from you, and to another year of GLITS sessions.