MyTerritory - Saturday 24 April 2010

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School of English, University of Leicester, UK
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Following on from two hugely successful recent conferences, the 2010 School of English postgraduate conference at the University of Leicester will address concepts of personal territory, in any of its manifestations. A sense of personal belonging, or 'home',
contributes towards the idea of having a territory, and this can take any number of physical and psychological forms. Topics that might be considered are:

 How are personal territories depicted in works of literature, performances and other arts?
 What happens when a person's territory is compromised or invaded?
 What are the moral or social implications of defending one's own territory, and how are these issues addressed in works of literature?
 How do writers or artists defend their own territory, or invade the territory of others?

Papers of twenty minutes (maximum) are welcomed from postgraduate students in all fields of study. We encourage a liberal approach to the theme of the conference. Please send proposals of no more than 250 words to by January 31st 2010
at the very latest. Keynote speakers will be announced shortly. A selection of papers arising from the
conference will be considered for publication in a forthcoming volume/special journal issue. We look forward to receiving your abstract.

Rory, Anjna, Claire and Andre
My Territory Conference Organising Team