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>Writing Away From Home: Translocation and Text
>Postgraduate Conference
>University of Glasgow
>Saturday 30th November 2002
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>UPDATED INFORMATION:
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>- Deadline Extended until 20th October 2002.
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>- Professor Robert Hampson, confirmed as a plenary speaker.
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>Call for Papers
>Writing Away From Home: Translocation and Text
>Postgraduate Conference
>University of Glasgow
>Saturday 30th November 2002
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>Geographical transposition has been a crucial impetus and inspiration from
>the earliest years of travel and exploration up to the present day. We
>invite proposals for papers addressing literary texts that engage with the
>experience of translocation, from any period or culture. We hope that the
>conference will provide a space for exchange between developing areas of
>literary scholarship in identity and geography.
>Professor Susan Castillo, University of Glasgow and Professor Robert
>Hampson, Royal Holloway University of London are confirmed for plenary
>sessions. Dr. Nick Selby, University of Glasgow is confirmed for panel
>chair.
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>Possible topics for discussion might be:
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>-Exile and/or Captivity as impetus or inspiration, (e.g. Ovid, Bradstreet,
>Rowlandson)
>-Not writing in the mother tongue, (e.g. Conrad)
>-ëFirstí and ëSecondí generation immigrant literature, (e.g. Singer,
>Malamud)
>-(Post)Colonial literature, (e.g. John Smith, Kipling, Rushdie)
>-Construction of the homeland, (e.g. Tan)
>-Expatriate movements and coteries, (e.g. Imagism, Dada)
>-Issues of genre in translocational literature, (e.g. Swift).
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>Abstracts (300 words) for twenty-minute papers, and panel proposals (three
>participants) should be sent to [log in to unmask] by 20th
>October 2002.
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