International Conference: Fiction in the Age of Globalization

deadline for submissions: 
June 20, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Tübingen University

Fiction in the Age of Globalization

Tübingen University, 22 July 2021


On behalf of Department of English at Tübingen University, we are convening an international conference which will be held online via Zoom on 22 July 2021.


We invite doctoral candidates and early career researchers from all disciplines to submit abstracts for consideration. The aim of the conference is to explore different modes and functions of fiction, autobiography and memoir in the age of globalization and how it has anticipated and responded to new forms of global human-induced crises in the twenty-first century.

Our keynote speakers are: Professor Katy Shaw (Northumbria University) and Professor Laura Salisbury (Exeter University)

Proposals can be on any topic related to contemporary fiction and mass migration as well as medical humanities (pandemic, trauma, risk, therapy, etc.). Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


Fiction and pandemic

Fiction, trauma and risk society

Fiction and controlling society

Fiction and therapy culture

Fiction and terrorism

Fiction and the culture of fear

Fiction and migration


The standard length of a talk will be 20 minutes.

We plan to publish the selected papers in an edited volume. To apply, please send your proposal not more than 300 words length to

Please mention your full name, level of study and name of university and faculty. The deadline for submitting your proposals is midnight 20 June. We will respond to them by 30 June.