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HRC Conference - The Riddle of Devolutionary Identity

The conference will bring together academics working within the fields of Scottish, Welsh and Northern-Irish literature. The central aim is to tackle recent debates on whether the cultural, social and psychological issues at the heart of devolutionary literature can be explored using post-colonial theory. This conference will ask questions about the cultural groups that are excluded by post-colonial studies. The legacy of colonisation pervades Western culture. In such a climate, how does one situate oneself as a subject of a minor culture, that of Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

The conference will take place on Saturday 18 November between 9.30am and 6.30pm in the Humanities Building – registration in Graduate Space, 4th Floor.

Those giving Papers and Poetry Readings include:

Prof. Stephen Knight, Cardiff University

Prof. Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick

Medbh McGuckian, poet and feminist writer

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

The cost is £20 (£10 concessions).

For more information, contact Sue Dibben at or visit