Registration is now open for Minority Identities: Rights and Representation, a one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference to be held at the University of Reading, UK on Saturday 7th May 2011.
Please email for booking and payment forms; places are strictly limited and will be administered on a first come, first served basis.
Fees for students/unwaged are £20, for waged are £30.
"Who has the right to a particular literary terrain, the right to define the terms of representation?" (Eric L. Sundquist, Strangers in the Land)
This conference aims to explore the interface between creative/critical forms of representation (such as literature, film, performance, art, history and philosophy, but not limited to these) and the claim to material/ontological human and animal rights.
It will examine the concepts 'minority', 'identity', 'rights' and 'representation' and their possible intersections. It will also interrogate categories and politics of identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, age, and disability, as well as the critical disciplines that invest in these, such as feminism, postcolonialism, and cultural studies.
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