We are also pleased to announce that funds are available for speakers’ expenses. Three speakers per year (academics or postgraduates) will be awarded funds from the Department of English Studies. One speaker will be invited without the requirement of application to the forum (at the discretion of the panel) and two by open application to the panel. If you would like to apply for funds, please attach a copy of your CV, an abstract of 250-500 words, and indicate your interest in the email. Funds will be awarded to the applicants that are deemed by the panel most conducive to discussion in the context of the chosen themes of the year. We encourage additional speakers to apply to speak at the forum without funding by following the previously outlined guidelines.
Staff and students may present a 20 minute paper (2750 words), which will then generate 20 minutes worth of questions, leading on to a general discussion about key issues raised by the paper. Sessions will last around one hour and will foster an atmosphere of informal intellectual debate.