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Robert Crawshaw participates in 'Literary and Cultural Studies: the Future' colloquium

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Publication date24/10/08

Robert Crawshaw was one of twenty delegates from thirteen countries invited to take part in a special colloquium organised on behalf of the European Science Foundation by the Institute for Germanic and Romance Studies, London. The aim of the three-day colloquium, entitled 'Literary and Cultural Studies: the Future' was to formulate a strategy for literary and cultural studies as a field of research in order to enhance the quality of bids to the ESF in the humanities and social sciences. The wide-ranging debate considered the relationship between literature and other forms of creative art as objects of academic investigation and the potential of research in the humanities to demonstrate 'societal value' at a time when it was seen by many as being under threat. The group is due to report to the ESF within the next month.