This workshop, funded by the John Fell Fund, focused on the cross-pollination between internationalism and inter-artistic practice in English and European literature in the period that could be termed the long fin de siècle (roughly 1880-1920). The workshop was divided in two parts that focused, respectively, on the question of drama / performance and on the theme of identity.
The 2010 Berlin workshop was the first meeting of a core group of scholars interested in the challenges of writing transnational literary and cultural histories of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The day was divided into two sessions. The morning focused on approaches (comparative literature, imagology, cultural exchange, and transnational history/histoire croisée). The afternoon on case studies of authors whose works resist standard literary periodisation as well as straightforward national and genre classification (Yvan Goll, Mina Loy and Oscar Wilde).