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Programme


The Riddle of Devolutionary Identity

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference


University of Warwick

Saturday 18th November 2006


PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME


09.30 Registration and Coffee (Graduate Space, 4th Floor, Humanities)

10.00 Welcome and introduction (H545, 5th Floor, Humanities)

10.10 Keynote Speaker: Stephen Knight (H545)

‘From Anglo-Welsh to Cymreig: The Evolution of Welsh Fiction in English’

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11.15 Coffee Break (Graduate Space)

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11.35 Panel 1: The End of Britishness (H545) (3 x 15 minute papers plus twenty minutes for discussion, introductions etc.)

Chaired by Susan Bassnett

 

Lisa Harrison, University of Glasgow

Devolutionary Momentum: Robert Crawford and Scottish Literary Identity’

 

B.M. Jenkins, University of Oxford

J. R. Jones’ philosophy of Prydeindod (Britishness)’

 

Tony Williams, Sheffield Hallam University

‘The Ghost of Empire and Ghost Identity in the Poetry of Sean O’Brien’

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12.40 Lunch (Raffles, Ground Floor, Humanities)

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13.40 Keynote Speaker 2: Neil Corcoran, Liverpool University (H545)

‘Heaney Reading Yeats’

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15.00 Tea Break (Graduate Space)

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15.30 Parallel Sessions

Panel 2: Exclusions from Postcolonial Literature (H545) (3 x 15 minute papers plus twenty minutes for discussion, introductions etc.)

Chaired by Jonathan Morley.

Graeme MacDonald, University of Warwick

Scottish Extractions: The race for Devolution in contemporary Scottish fiction’

Letizia Gramaglia, University of Warwick

Richard Grieve, the Scottish Philanthropist: Aliens and alienists in the 19th century’

 

Panel 3: Difference and Complicity (H545) (3 x 15 minute papers plus twenty minutes for discussion, introductions etc.)

Chaired by Zoe Brigley.

Corinne Fowler, University of Lancaster

A tale of two novels. Developing a 'devolved' approach to British black writing’

Andy Webb, University of Warwick

‘Edward Thomas's Homes’

 

16.15 Round Table: Summing Up (Chaired by Stephen Knight) (H545)


16.30 Poetry Reading: David Morley and Medbh McGuckian (HO51)

Followed by a wine reception in the Graduate Space.