Is There a Human in this Text? Rethinking Literature and Humanism
A one-day conference hosted by De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
July 11, 2008
â€¢ Does English need re-humanising? What form might this take?
â€¢ Has English ever entirely broken away from its humanist roots?
â€¢ Have specialisation, historicism and the reduction of education to
skills killed off literatureâ€™s existential significance?
â€¢ Is the traditional vocabulary of humanism exhausted and in need of
Ewan Fernie, Royal Holloway, University of London
Simon Palfrey, Brasenose College, Oxford
Jeff Wallace, University of Glamorgan