The University of Brighton’s Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics will be partnering with CAPONEU and the Brighton Book Festival for a week programme of events at Grand Parade City Campus, 18th- 23rd June. Please see the link here for the full programme and more information. 

Prize Winners Event

Wednesday 19th June, Sallis Benney Grand Parade, 6:30pm

Brighton Book festival in collaboration with The Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE), University of Brighton, invites you to an evening with Natasha Soobramanien and Luke Williams, winners of the 2022 Goldsmiths Prize for their co-authored novel Diego Garcia, as they explore the relationship between fiction, formal radicalism and politics and how the novel ‘as a political tool for putting possibilities into language’ can provide us with ways to ‘to reimagine the structures of our world’.

Portrait of the chair

Dr Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa

The event will be chaired by Dr Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa (chair), a Belgian/Rwandan International Relations scholar and former journalist and Senior Research Fellow of the Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Studies (JIAS), South Africa. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Human Rights and Politics at the London School of Economics (LSE) and her research and teaching focuses on ways to decolonise (international) solidarity.


This event is part of the the Horizon Europe/UKRI Innovate Horizon Europe Guarantee – funded project Cartography of the Political Novel in Europe (CAPONEU). CAPONEU sets out to examine how people in different national and cultural contexts engage with contemporary political issues and thereby have their share in shaping European societies and politics in the 21st century. CAPONEU brings together an interdisciplinary research team that seeks not only to unpack the rich literary heritage of the 20th century but also to make the political novel experiences relevant to our present. For further details about the project see The University of Brighton team includes Prof Mark Devennney (project lead), Dr Vedrana Velickovic, Dr Joanna Kellond, Dr German Primera Villamizar, Dr Liam Connell and Dr Craig Jordan-Baker.

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