Time, Freedom & Narrative


Friday 3 July 2015, University of Manchester

An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference hosted by doctoral students at the Centre for New Writing and the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies at the University of Manchester


Conference scope

This one day event to be held at the University of Manchester will explore the complex relations between time, freedom and narrative. Themes to be addressed at the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Narrative processes in literature and in wider society
  • Time and/or freedom as a matter of content and form in fiction
  • Time and/or freedom in experimental literature
  • Narratives of the past and of the future
  • Narrative and social change
  • Narrative as a means of sustaining/challenging political power
  • Narrative construction in the digital age
  • Narrative and the notion of free will
  • Narrative and the ‘free’ press
  • Freedom as a temporal construct
  • (Capitalist) time as a social construct
  • Narrative and personal identity

See here for more information on participation and a full call for papers.