Roundtables will take place either in person or online.

Please note that the designation “online” means that at least one contributor will be participating remotely and, at minimum, their block of the session will be available online. In most cases, the majority of participants will be in Lausanne and only one or two contributors will be participating remotely so we encourage in-person conference attendees to go to the designated room to view the talks.

The current schedule is based on information provided by 22 April 2024.

The full list of roundtables with abstracts can be downloaded below:

1Revisiting Central and Eastern Europe: Contemporary Anglophone Writing and the Cold WarKatrin Berndt (MLU Halle-Wittenberg, Germany), Àgnes Györke (Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary) & Robert Kusek (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland)in-person
2Transboundary Narratives: Contemporary Women’s Writing in EnglishMerve Sarıkaya-Şen (Başkent University, Turkey), Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor (Penn State University, United States) & Silvia Pellicer-Ortin (Zaragoza University, Spain)in-person
3Reading Revisited: Susan Sontag’s “Against Interpretation” at 60Nell Wasserstrom (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), Sofie Behluli (University of Bern, Switzerland), Davida Fernandez-Barkan (Harvard University, United States), Julia Straub (University of Fribourg, Switzerland), Simon Swift (University of Geneva, Switzerland)in-person
4Modernism in the 21st CenturySangam MacDuff (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), Fiona Becket (University of Leeds, UK), Jane Goldman (University of Glasgow, UK), Patrick Jones (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Alberto Tondello (University of Edinburgh / University of Bern, Switzerland)in-person
5The Future of MetamodernismAntony Rowland (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), Dennis Kersten (Radboud University, Netherlands), Paula Romero Polo (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain), Timotheus Vermeulen (Oslo University, Norway), Usha Wilbers (Radboud University, Netherlands)in-person
6Visions of the Future: Literary Studies and CrisisMatthew Scully (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), Thomas Austenfeld (University of Fribourg, Switzerland), Lola Boorman (University of York, UK), Isis Giraldo (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), Simon Swift (University of Geneva, Switzerland)online
7Meeting of the Gender Studies NetworkIşil Baş (Istanbul Kültür University, Turkey), Florence Binard (Université Paris Cité, France), Renate Haas (University of Kiel, Germany), Nóra Sellei (University of Debrecen, Hungary), María Socorro Suárez Lafuente (University of Oviedo, Spain)online
8Rewriting mythologies for the blue humanitiesBarbara Barrow (Lund University, Sweden), Monika Class (Lund University, Sweden), Julia Boll (University of Konstanz, Germany), Ursula Kluwick (University of Bern, Switzerland), Elena de Wachter (Lund University, Sweden)in-person
9Medieval English In Europe: What Works?Rory Critten (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), Irina Dumitrescu (University of Bonn, Germany), Annette Kern-Stähler (University of Bern, Switzerland), Katherine Zieman (University of Poitiers, France), Giovanni Iamartino (University of Milan, Italy), Laura Esteban-Segura (University of Málaga, Spain)in-person