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Migration, Memory & Mood in 'Multicultural' Britain

May 2008

The Centre's new series of Trans-Scriptions began with an event held in County South Lecture Theatre, Lancaster University, on 1st May 2008. "Migration, Memory & Mood in 'Multicultural' Britain" brought together a contemporary writer, a sociologist and a visual artist and filmmaker to discuss the themes of migration, memory, and mood in 'multicultural' Britain. Dr Anne-Marie Fortier opened the programme with a paper on recent constructions of multicultural Britain. This was followed by a talk and reading given by the novelist Fadia Faqir and by Zineb Sedira talking about her photography and filmmaking. The event was well-attended and there was a lively discussion of the issues raised.  Click here for the poster advertising the event.



Anne-Marie Fortier

Fadia Faqir

Zineb Sedira





Zineb Sedira showed a clip during her talk from Mother Tongue
click here to watch the film


Visit the web sites of our guest speakers: Anne-Marie Fortier, Fadia Faqir, Zineb Sedira and, chairing the session, Lindsey Moore




Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, County College, Lancaster University, LA1 4YD, UK