Wilson Harris, novelist, poet and essayist, is one of the greatest
contemporary writers in English and one of today's original thinkers. On
29th March 2001 he will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of
Liège. This will coincide with his 80th birthday and with the publication of
his latest novel, *The Dark Jester*.
To celebrate this occasion the Centre for Commonwealth Studies of the
University of Liège (C.E.R.E.C.) is organizing a one-day conference on
Friday 30th March. The conference will concentrate on his work and Wilson
Harris himself will take part.
Wilson Harris (Guyana/GB)
Fred D'Aguiar (Guyana/GB), "How Wilson Harris Changed my Life"
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Mary-Lou Emery (Iowa), "The Poetics of Vision in Wilson Harris's Fiction"
Hena Maes-Jelinek (Liège), "'Unimaginable Imaginer': The Dark Jester"
Vera Kutzinski (Yale), "Wilson Harris's Phantom Bodies"
Stuart Murray (Leeds), "Wilson Harris in his Essays at the end of the Millennium"
14.15 Gordon Collier (Giessen), "Hybrid Rebirthings of the Epic in Eternity to Season"
Louis James (Kent), "A Note on Fenwick's Log"
Michael Gilkes (Guyana/Barbados), "Seeing and Believing"
15.15 Coffee break
15.45 Patricia Murray (North London), "Carib-bean Legacies: The Perspective of Wilson Harris"
Michael Mitchell (Warwick), "The Magus at Angel Inn: Wilson Harris and W.B. Yeats"
Dominique Dubois (Angers), "The Redemptive Power of Bone's Re-visionary Fiction in Jonestown"
Andrew Jefferson-Miles (Guyana/East Anglia), "Alamivacar's Body Parts: Anatomical Inflections of the Resurrected Body in Wilson Harris's The Dark Jester"
17.15-18.15 Round table on "Wilson Harris and Caribbean Literature"
Chair: Gordon Rohlehr
Wilson Harris, Fred D'Aguiar, Kamau Brathwaite, Michael Gilkes
Registration fee: BEF 800, which includes coffee breaks and a cold lunch.
This amount is to be paid by credit card.
We cannot accept cheques other than eurocheques and these must be in Belgian
Hotel Information: http//www.ulg.ac.be/info-gen/hotels.html
English Department, University of Liège,
3 place Cockerill,
B - 4000 Liège, Belgium
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