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14 November 2016

‘Deprofessionalization’ event

Join St Hugh’s College and Professor Peter McDonald in welcoming a collaborative event with THE UEA CENTRE FOR CREATIVE AND THE CRITICAL AT PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA and TORCH: Part of ‘Literary Activism’ this event is included in a series of public debates bringing together academics, novelists, poets, translators and publishers.

Taking place in the Maplethorpe Seminar Room of St Hugh’s College, Oxford, from 5pm on Monday 14th November, all are welcome to join St Hugh’s for this panel debate.

Participants in the debate include: Amit Chaudhuri, UEA; Jon Cook ,UEA; Howard Caygill, Kingston; Denise Riley, UEA;  Nakul Krishna, Cambridge; Elleke Boehmer, Oxford; Peter D. McDonald, Oxford.

The event will also mark the publication of Literary Activism: A Symposium, a collection of essays from the first symposium in the series, edited by Amit Chaudhuri. The book is published in the UK by UEA’s Boiler House Press, and by Oxford University Press in India and the USA.

 ‘Professionalism is a means not an end. Less is more. Professors are better off when they professionalize less and risk extinction when professionalization is primary.’ ~ Charles Bernstein, ‘95 Theses’ (2016).


There is a limited amount of parking at St Hugh’s College for visitors with accessibility requirements. Please contact us if you require this.

We are a short walk from Oxford city centre and it’s a lovely walk along either Banbury Road or Woodstock Road. If you would prefer to hop on the bus the Oxford Bus Company runs services along Woodstock Road (city6) and Banbury Road (city2). If you are travelling from further afield you can make use of the Oxford City Council Park and Ride. If your visit is under two hours there is parking available on St Margaret’s Road.

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