Lectures by visiting professors from the University of London

Event Date(s): 15/04/2013 - 16/04/2013

Location: Centre for Language Learning (CLL) Auditorium

The Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies presents two lectures by visiting professors from the University of London on April 15th and 16th in CLL Auditorium from 4pm to 5pm on both days.  The lectures will be followed by question and answer sessions.

April 15th, 2013: New Orleans and the Caribbean: Empire, Revolution, and Isabel Allende's Island Beneath the Sea (2010)Dr Anna Hartnell

Dr Anna Hartnell is a lecturer in Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research centres on narratives of race and nation in US literature and culture, with special emphasis on African American cultural politics. She is author of Rewriting Exodus: American Futures from Du Bois to Obama (2011) and her current project focuses on cultural representations of post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.

April 16th, 2013: New Worlds, New Selves? Some Reflections on Trinidadian Autobiography- A discussion different models of Trinidadian autobiographical selfhood in C.L.R. James's Beyond a Boundary and V.S. Naipaul's Finding the Centre and A Way in the World.Professor Bart Moore-Gilbert

Professor Bart Moore-Gilbert teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of Kipling and "Orientalism" (1987), Postcolonial Theory: Contexts, Practices, Politics (1997), Hanif Kureishi (2001), Postcolonial Life-Writing: Culture, Politics, and Self-Representation (2009) and Setting Sun: a Father's Secrets, an Empire's Fall (forthcoming, London: Verso, 2014) as well as numerous edited books and articles on contemporary British culture and colonial / postcolonial literature and theory. He is currently writing a monograph on Palestine and Postcolonialism.All are invited.

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