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Mediterranean Imaginaries

The Department of English at the University of Malta has been awarded Erasmus+ funding in order to host an intensive programme called Mediterranean Imaginaries: Literature, Arts, Culture. This builds on the successful foundations laid by the Writing the Mediterranean programme that the Department hosted in 2013 and 2014, and for which it was also awarded funding.

Set to take place in 2017 and 2018, Mediterranean Imaginaries will bring together academics and students from seven different universities, namely: Goldsmiths (UK), Nova Gorica (Slovenia), Minho (Portugal), Cagliari (Italy), Florence (Italy), Carthage (Tunisia), and Malta. It includes two intensive spring schools to be hosted in Malta, two postgraduate symposia to be hosted in Malta and London, and a number of events and publications such as lectures, seminars, poster sessions, workshops, and special issue journals, which will be held in all the partner countries. These activities will maximise the impact and reach of the ideas and scholarship generated by Mediterranean Imaginaries, to the benefit of academics and students working in, on, and around the Mediterranean. 

Participants will explore and study Mediterranean literature, film, and a large array of texts from different periods engaging with the cultural encounters, clashes, and exchanges of the region. They will study how these, in turn, affect national and regional literatures through a research network that operates at transnational level, sharing and confronting ideas, practices, and study methods. 

The programme will foreground and explore openness and hospitality in relation to those experiencing political strife. It aims to develop receptivity and understanding of different cultures, both in the participants who are directly involved, as well as in the wider communities in which they live and work. 

For further information please contact Prof. Stella Borg Barthet at


Critical Posthumanism is one of the principal research areas of the Department of English, which is home to a small but vibrant community of staff members, doctoral students and affiliated researchers working in this field. Drawing on this expertise, the Department offers an MA level unit on Critical Posthumanism and provides supervision at Master’s and doctoral level on related topics.
The Department is a partner of the international Critical Posthumanism Network and co-hosts the online resource, whose multi-authored ‘Genealogy’ section explores a wide range of ideas, writers, works, themes and motifs related to posthumanism. Additionally, it regularly hosts seminars and lectures by visiting scholars working in the field.
Researchers in the Department are actively engaged in sharing their work and encouraging further academic debate on posthumanism. In 2015, members of the Department organised and participated in a roundtable discussion on posthumanism as part of the annual conference of the European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSAeu), held in Valletta. The Brill book series Critical Posthumanisms, which published its first volume in 2016, is also closely associated with the Department and will be featuring significant work over the coming months, in monographs as well as in essay collections.

For further information about posthumanism at the Department of English, please contact Prof. Ivan Callus on

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Last Updated: 22 March 2017

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