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Announcement and Call for Papers for an international, multidisciplinary conference

WRITING DIASPORAS: Axial Writers, Plural Literacies, Transnational Imagination

University of Wales Swansea
September 20-23, 2000



... on the role of travelling and translating writers, artists and intellectuals in the cultural politics of diasporas and nations.

Main sponsors: the "Transnational Communities Research Programme" (Economic and Social Research Council UK), with "Re-inventing Britain" (The British Council & Arts Council of England).

Details at: http://www.swan.ac.uk/conferences/transcomm

CALL FOR PAPERS in six strands (deadline: 06.06.00):

"Axial Writers" - Convenor: John McLeod
mcleod@english.novell.leeds.ac.uk

"Online Diasporas" - Convenor: Marie Gillespie
m.b.gillespie@swan.ac.uk

"Marketing Ethnicity" - Convenor: Sujala Singh
S.Singh@soton.ac.uk

"Transnational Cinema" - Convenor: Deniz Göktürk
dg@lang.soton.ac.uk

"Performance, Poetry and Song" - Convenor: John Goodby
j.goodby@swan.ac.uk

"Plural Literacies and Policy" - Convenor: Tom Cheesman
t.cheesman@swan.ac.uk

PLENARY PANELS including:

*Multilingual Community Publishing in the UK
*The Politics of Literary Translation
*Re-inventing Wales? Nation, Migration, Imagination

PLUS workshops for practitioners in cultural policy and in multilingual community writing and translation, exhibitions, readings by local and visiting writers, literally diverse literary/social events...

General enquiries: t.cheesman@swan.ac.uk or Fax UK+1792 295710


 

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