The first decade of the new millennium witnessed a range of exciting developments in contemporary writings in English. From innovations in recognised forms such as the novel, poem, play and short story to developments in digital writings, creative writings and genres. Alongside these developments, the publishing industry also changed, with technological advances giving rise to the dawn of the eBook and corporate sponsorship igniting debates about the usefulness of literary prizes and festivals. As a research group dedicated to the study of twenty-first century writings, C21 offers a unique research environment that has the potential to become a hub for wider networks of research in this emerging field.
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C21 engages across the cultures of writing and narrative, examining, by critical and practical methods, the nature of twenty-first century practice.
The research centre organises seminars and conference events inviting experts in both the theory and practice of contemporary writing
C21 makes a wide-ranging contribution to scholarship and the dissemination of new thinking on contemporary writing and narrative.
C21 has partnerships and research co-projects across a range of institutions, notably Bloomsbury publishing, New Writing South and Myriad Editions.
The centre organises and hosts a major biennial conference in collaboration with Bloomsbury publishing.
The Centre for Contemporary Poetry is run from the University of Aberystwyth with partners at Bangor University and the University of Brighton