The Contemporary Studies Network aims to provide a platform for discussion of emerging research and to support networking and public engagement opportunities amongst scholars with an interest in contemporary literature, culture, politics, and critical theory, who are based in the Midlands and North of the United Kingdom.

We hold reading group sessions every two months and organise other events.

To receive further details on our initiatives, and to sign-up to our mailing list, please send your name, affiliation, and research interests to

For news and events in the field of contemporary studies check our newsboard.

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