In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureishi

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University of Roehampton, London (UK)
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safischer@mac.com

The University of Roehampton presents
Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012

IN ANALYSIS: THE WORK OF HANIF KUREISHI

Speakers include:

Hanif Kureishi in conversation and reading from Work in Progress

Susie Thomas (author of Hanif Kureishi: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism)

Hanif Kureishi is one of the most exciting and provocative writers of his generation. He has written across many different genres and is a key, and often controversial, critic of our contemporary culture, recently claiming that ‘We’re all mixed-race now.’ This conference presents a unique opportunity to reflect on the significance of Kureishi’s achievements, bringing together the foremost Kureishi scholars, critics working on modern and contemporary fiction and Hanif Kureishi himself. Screenings of rare footage, an exclusive viewing of archival material and a special session with Kureishi’s creative collaborators are included in the conference programme.

Short papers and special panels are invited on aspects of Kureishi’s writing focusing on specific texts/periods or addressing his relation to genre and cultural hybridity; music and the popular imagination; (international) reception; screenwriting, adaptation and ‘genetic’ approaches; place, space and London; postcolonial criticism and beyond; documentary fiction, autobiography and life writing; psychoanalysis; gender and sexuality; morality and ethics; class and Englishness.

Send abstracts for papers of 250 words, together with a brief biographical note, to Susan Alice Fischer, at the email address below, before 15 January 2012. A limited number of postgraduate student bursaries are available. Requests for early notification of acceptance for international delegates are welcome. For further information and registration details, please contact:

Professor Susan Alice Fischer
Email: safischer@mac.com

Conference organisers: Sebastian Groes (University of Roehampton, London, UK); Susan Alice Fischer (Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York)

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ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
postcolonial
theatre
twentieth_century_and_beyond