Early bird registration is now open for ZoŽ Wicomb and the Translocal: Scotland and South Africa, an international conference to be hosted at the University of York (UK), 13 - 14 September 2012.
Keynote: Dorothy DRIVER (Adelaide)
Public readings: Elleke BOEHMER, Brian CHIKWAVA, JM COETZEE, Patrick FLANERY, Michael Cawood GREEN, Abdulrazak GURNAH, & ZoŽ WICOMB
Speakers: Derek ATTRIDGE, David ATTWELL, Carrol CLARKSON, Nadia DAVIDS, Sam DURRANT, Kai EASTON, Shaun IRLAM, Neil LAZARUS, & Meg SAMUELSON
Convenors: Derek ATTRIDGE (York), David ATTWELL (York), Kai EASTON (SOAS), Meg SAMUELSON (Stellenbosch)
This unique author-focussed conference series, begun at SOAS in 2008 with ďZoŽ Wicomb: Texts and HistoriesĒand followed up at Stellenbosch University in 2010 with ďThe Cape & the Cosmopolitan: Reading ZoŽ WicombĒ, will be rounded off with ďZoŽ Wicomb & the TranslocalĒ at the University of York in 2012.
The conference will ask how the different sites of Wicombís life and work illustrate and challenge notions of the Ďtranslocalí in her fiction and criticism, and in new and emerging scholarship about her writing. Straddling the local and the global, South Africa and Scotland, or the Cape and Glasgow (though not necessarily in that order), Wicombís work reveals a consistent interest in and interrogation of home and belonging, space and place. Her writing is at once regional, national, and cosmopolitan, making a distinctive contribution to the international literature on migrancy. Focusing on the visual and the geographical, this final colloquium in the series considers the cross-disciplinary and translocal dialogue on Wicombís work in these multiple and intersecting sites. Our interest is precisely in the Ďloose endsí: the ongoing conversations, remaining questions, resonant locations. We look forward to welcoming you to two days of readings, papers, and dialogue.
Early bird registration is open until 13 August, and can be accessed via our website http://wicombandthetranslocal.wordpress.com/ or directly at our Eventbrite page http://wicombandthetranslocal-es2.eventbrite.co.uk/?srnk=1&ebtv=C. For enquiries, please contact email@example.com
Department of English and Related Literature
University of York
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