Category Archives: Events

  • Writing for Liberty Conference

    ‘Writing for Liberty’ will be a two-day conference held 17-18 April 2015, hosted by the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster University. The Keynote speaker will be Véronique Tadjo, University of the Witwatersrand. Our Call for Papers is now available in the Writing for Liberty Journal.

  • Selma Dabbagh and Roger Bromley

    On 28th November, the Centre for Transcultural Writing & Research presents a new event in our Writing for Liberty Series. The acclaimed Palestinian novelist and short fiction writer, Selma Dabbagh, will read from her recent work and will join Professor Roger Bromley in discussion. The event will take place in the Frankland Colloquium Room, Farraday Building, Continue Reading

  • Multilingual French Identities

    Multilingual French Identities: A colloquium organised by the Department of European Languages and Cultures, Lancaster University, UK, 24-25 January 2014. Keynote Speakers: Timothy Mathews, Professor of French and Comparative Criticism (UCL); Eric Robertson, Professor of Modern French Literary and Visual Culture (Royal Holloway, University of London). For further information see the call for papers on Continue Reading

  • Contemporary Poetry in Public Spaces

    Contemporary Poetry in the Public Spaces takes place on 22nd May 2013, 9 am – 5 pm in County Main SR 1. This interdisciplinary workshop at Lancaster brings together researchers based in the UK and Canada for an afternoon of presentations and debates on contemporary poetry in the public space. Contributions will focus on poetry and poetic practices Continue Reading

  • Researching Africa: Fieldwork and UK-based research

    Researching Africa: this workshop is aimed at postgraduate students in all disciplines with research interests relating to Africa. The workshop will include presentations and group discussions around two main topics.  Organized by Lancaster University African Studies Group, this event will take place on Wednesday 24th April 2013. Fieldwork in Africa The morning session of the workshop Continue Reading

  • Writing for Liberty: Aminatta Forna reads from her work

    May 15th 2013: novelist Aminatta Forna will read her own work and be featured in discussion with literary critic and scholar, Zoe Norridge.  Aminatta Forna is a British writer of Sierra Leonean and Scottish heritage. She is the author of a memoir, The Devil that Danced on the Water and two novels, Ancestor Stones and The Memory of Love. She Continue Reading

  • Gillian Slovo reads from her work

    South African-born novelist, playwright and memoirist Gillian Slovo will read from her work on Thursday 22nd November 2012, 5.30 pm in  LICA Event Studio A27. This event is part of the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research’s Writing for Liberty series. It is presented in partnership with LitFest, and has been made possible by the generous support Continue Reading

  • Women, Culture, and the 25th January 2011 Egyptian Revolution

    “Women, Culture, and the 25th January 2011 Egyptian Revolution”: Workshop 15-17 November 2012, The University of Manchester. The programme will include the novelist Ibrahim Nasrallah as well as others. There is going to be another workshop in March in Cairo on the same theme but with a greater focus on literature. Click here for poster Continue Reading

  • The Inaugural Lecture of Professor Roger Bromley

    Roger Bromley’s Inaugural Lecture: “Keeping the Narrative Alive: Reading and Writing the Arab Spring,” took place on 17th October 2012, 5 pm, LICA Event Studio A27. “It has been repeatedly said that the Occupy movement has ‘changed the conversation’ but the Arab Spring has done this and more by developing new and sustainable cultural rhythms Continue Reading

  • Writing for Liberty

    New Events Series! Writing for Liberty is our new Trans-Scriptions events series and is funded by Lancaster Friends Fund. It will bring writers who have written in the cause of social inclusion and political liberty to Lancaster, engaging them in reading, performance and debate with live audiences. The events will also be recorded for our Continue Reading