Registration for University of Manchester’s Writing Beyond Borders interdisciplinary postgraduate conference will open very soon.

The conference will take place on Friday 20th September 2013 at University Place, Manchester.

Registration will soon be open at, under the category ‘School of Arts, Languages and Cultures’.  Registration will cost £4, and this includes your welcome pack, lunch on the day, and the post-conference drinks reception. Registration closes on Friday 6th September 2013.

A provisional programme of the day’s panels can be found below. If you have any queries regarding the conference please do not hesitate to get in touch.

09.15-10.00: Registration

10.00-11.00: Opening Keynote Lecture: Dr Jean-Marc Dreyfus (Manchester)

11.00-11.15: Break (tea and coffee provided)

11.15-12.30: Panel A, ‘Borders of Identity and Morality’, Chair: Dr Kaye Mitchell
John Roache, ‘The Ideal of Equilibrium in Michael Clayton’ (Manchester)
Jessica Sage, ‘Questioning Textual Borders & the Body in Charles Dodgson’s Photography’ (Reading)
Charlotte Allen, ‘Bordering Madness: Mental Disorder and Criminal Responsibilities in the Twenty-First Century Novel’ (Aberystwyth)

12.30-13.15: Lunch (provided)

13.15-14.30: Panel B, ‘Borders of Location’, Chair: Dr Robert Spencer
Evelyn Mayer, ‘On the Other Side of the Canada-U.S. Border: Margaret Atwood’s “Letter to America” (2003) and Richard Ford’s Canada (2012)’ (Mainz University, Germany)
Shereen Shaw, ‘Al Hakim’s Attmept to Consolidate the East and West’ (Liverpool University)
Mahdi Shamsi, ‘Intertextuality and the Echoes of Americanism in Azar Nafisi’ (Kent)

14.30-14.45: Break

14.45-16.00: Panel C, ‘Borders of Religion and Nationality’, Chair: Dr Youssef Choueiri
Roxanne Bibizadeh ‘Negotiating Borders in Betool Khedairi’s A Sky So Close’ (Warwick)
Dr Sarah Post, ‘Consuming the White Cliffs of Dover: Pica, Monstrosity and the Border in Helen Oyeyemi’s White is for Witching‘ (Lancaster)
Madonna Kalousian, ‘Ethico-Political Relations in the Lebanon Civil War: We Crossed The Border Only to Find Animals (Un)like Us’ (Lancaster)

16.00-16.15: Break

16.15-17.15: Closing Keynote Lecture: Dr Claire Chambers (York)

17.15-17.30: Closing remarks

17.30-onwards: Drinks/Wine reception


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