5 May 2008

CONFERENCE - Unsettling Women: Contemporary Women's Writing and Diaspora (U of Leicester, UK; 11-13 July 2008)

Unsettling Women: Contemporary Women's Writing and Diaspora
University of Leicester, UK
11-13 July, 2008

Guest Speakers:

Jackie Kay (MBE), winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Signal Poetry Award.

Linda Grant, winner of the Orange Prize and the Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage.

Plenary Speakers:

Prof Carole Boyce Davies (Cornell University)
Prof Susheila Nasta (Open University)
Prof Sneja Gunew (University of British Columbia)
Prof Deborah Madsen (University of Geneva)

Plus scholars from more than 15 different countries including the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, India, Taiwan, Brazil, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, Malaysia, Belgium, Ireland, the Czech Republic, and Germany.

Other notable speakers include: Lucie Armitt (Salford University), Maureen E. Eke (Central Michigan University), Suzanne James (University of British Columbia), Persis Karim (San Hose State University), Bronwen Levy (University of Queensland), Jago Morrison (Brunel University), Paulina Palmer (Birkbeck College), Maria Roth-Lauret (University of Sussex), Susan Stanford Friedman (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Susan Watkins (Leeds Metropolitan University), Gina Wisker (University of Brighton).

Authors to be discussed include Leila Aboulela, Monica Ali, Calixthe Beyala, Dionne Brand, Erna Brodber, Octavia Butler, Dorothy Calvetti Bryant, Kiran Desai, Anne Enright, Bernadine Evaristo, Ellen Galford, Maggie Gee, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Nalo Hopkinson, Elizabeth Jolley, Mahja Kahf, Judith Katz, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, Doris Lessing, Andrea Levy, Audre Lorde, Alice Mcdermott, Shani Mootoo, Toni Morrison, Bharati Mukherjee, Iris Murdoch, Azar Nafisi, Carol Shields, Zadie Smith, Naomi Shihab, Ahdaf Soueif, Katherine Vaz, Marina Warner.

A registration form can be found on the conference website: www.le.ac.uk/ee/news/unsettling.html

If you have any queries, please contact Dr Emma Parker - ep27@le.ac.uk