Slave: Witnessing the Voice through Testimony and Performance (24 November 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Salford (UK)
contact email: 
m.j.boswell@salford.ac.uk

The University of Salford and Feelgood Theatre Productions have teamed up to organise an interdisciplinary conference that will explore the various literary, cultural and societal questions raised by Feelgood’s production of Slave – A Question of Freedom, adapted from Mende Nazer’s critically acclaimed autobiography Slave (Virago). The conference will include contributions from a range of speakers including:

* Mende Nazer (author of Slave)
* Damien Lewis (documentary filmmaker and co-author of Slave)
* Caroline Clegg (director of Slave – A Question of Freedom)

The conference is aimed at academics, practitioners, students, community groups and members of the public. Core to the event will be interdisciplinary panels on Testimony and Performance, which will be followed by a closing plenary panel with Mende Nazer and Damien Lewis, hosted in the Compass Room at the Lowry Theatre. Conference delegates will also attend the matinee performance of Slave at the Lowry’s Quays Theatre.

Further information and details ofhow to book are available here:

http://www.research.salford.ac.uk/slave

cfp categories: 
african-american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
postcolonial
theatre
twentieth_century_and_beyond