Keynote speaker


Professor David James

Lecture: “‘Whose Consolation? Medical Writing and the Caregiver’s Gain”

Professor David James, from the University of Birmingham, is the author of Discrepant Solace: Contemporary Literature and the Work of Consolation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).

David James’s research and teaching areas span twentieth- and twenty-first-century writing, with a particular focus on the history and theory of the novel. Most recently, he has been working on the politics and poetics of affect in contemporary fiction and life-writing, combining his interests in the history of emotions, disability studies, and narrative medicine.