Workshop 'A Dialogue on Contemporary British Asian Writing' on Saturday 8 June 2013

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Nottingham Trent University, UK

The Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at Nottingham Trent University will host the workshop 'A Dialogue on Contemporary British Asian Writing' on Saturday 8 June 2013. This workshop will provide a space for dialogue between creative writers, literary critics and publishers who are involved or interested in British Asian writing. Kavita Bhanot's anthology Too Asian, Not Asian Enough: Fiction from the New Generation (2011) asserts that it is time to challenge the British Asian label and to make it new. In the workshop we would like to continue the debate on how the British Asian experience is narrativised, marketed and analysed. Are there new trends in British Asian writing when it comes to depicting identity, community and belonging? Are there new developments in the critical analysis of British Asian writing in academia? To what extent can creative writers and literary critics learn from each other?

Nicole Thiara (NTU) and Kavita Bhanot (University of Manchester) would like participants to contribute a short piece of creative or critical writing to the workshop pack three weeks before the workshop so that it can be distributed and read before we meet. These contributions will be the basis for discussion.

Admission is free.