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Zoƫ Brigley: The Riddle of Devolutionary Identity

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Riddle of Devolutionary Identity

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Warwick, Humanities Research Centre (HRC)

~ Saturday 18th November 2006


With Papers and Poetry Readings Featuring:

Prof. Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick.

Prof. Neil Corcoran, Liverpool University

Prof. Stephen Knight, Cardiff University.

Medbh McGuckian, poet and feminist writer.

David Morley, poet and director of the Warwick Writing Programme. 


This interdisciplinary conference will bring together academics working within the fields of postcolonial studies with regard to regions of Britain such as Scotland, Wales, Northern-Ireland, Cornwall or the North and to British cultures such as that of Islam or the Roma nations. The central aim is to tackle recent debates on whether cultural, social and psychological issues can be explored using post-colonial theory. The organizers welcome a variety of approaches: historical, sociological, linguistic, feminist and textual analysis.

Negotiations are also being made for the publication of the proceedings of the conference.Delgates attending the conference will receive a free special 'devolutionary identity' issue of the Heaventree Press' magazine, Avocado, featuring work by Medbh McGuckian, Michael Gardiner, Robert Minhinnick and others. See the Heaventree Press' website for more information about the magazine:


The deadline for abstracts is now closed.

Picture by Michael Woodford