Registration for “What’s Left” is now open! 

For more information regarding costs, and to book your place, please click here. Registration includes tea and coffee (x2), buffet lunch, and a wine reception.

Further Information:

Lincoln is a small city in East Midlands of the United Kingdom. The University is located approximately five minutes from the train station. East Midlands’ airport is reachable by train, but it may be easier to fly to London and then get a train to Lincoln.

The conference will be held on the ground floor of the MHT Building (Media, Humanities, and Technology), marked number 2 on the campus map available here.


There are a number of hotels and B&Bs located near to the University. We have secured a deal with the White Hart Hotel, based in the historic Cathedral Quarter,  for a small number of rooms (standard double bedrooms with breakfast) at £95 per night – to access this fixed rate, please telephone the hotel direct (+44 (0) 1522 526 222) or email them and quote reference code 036937.  For cheaper options, there is a Holiday Inn Express, Castle Hotel, Tower Hotel, and The Lincoln Hotel. Many of these can be accessed at and TripAdvisor.

Conference Dinner:

The Conference dinner will be held at Côte Brasserie on Lincoln High Street. Further details and menu can be seen here. The price for a two-course meal is £10.95.

If you would like to attend the dinner please do let us know beforehand.

Conference Programme:

The conference programme is available from the following link: Conference Programme.

Post Conference:

We’re looking to turn conference papers into a special issue journal, published with the Open Library of the Humanities (OLH), which is an open access publication ( More information to follow on this during the conference.

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

With warm regards,

Andy, Grace, John, and Tom

Organisers of “What’s Left?”


What’s Left? Marxism, Literature, and Culture in the 21st Century

Hosted by the Marx Research Seminar, University of Lincoln, College of Arts,

School of English & Journalism

The Marx Research Seminar aims to be a leading research group at the University of Lincoln for the development and promotion of Marxist research and scholarship. Focusing primarily upon Marx’s canonical works (Capital, Grundrisse The Communist Manifesto), the seminar aims to offer a conceptual starting point to discuss the capitalist mode of production, value theory, social activism, radical critique, and other aspects of cutting-edge research.


Deadline for abstracts: 31st March 2016

Conference date: Thursday 21st July 2016

For more information on submitting an abstract, please see the CFP page on this website

Keynote Speakers

Stuart Sim                  Professor of English (Northumbria University), recently retired

Paul Crosthwaite       Senior Lecturer in English Literature (University of Edinburgh)


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