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Forthcoming Conference 2017

Posted on August 2, 2016 by in Events, Forthcoming Conferences, News

Writing for Liberty Conference

University of the Western Cape, South Africa, 27-29 March 2017

In collaboration with Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research, Lancaster University, UK

Keynote speaker: Antjie Krog, University of the Western Cape

Call for Papers 

Following the success of the first Writing for Liberty conference at Lancaster University in 2015, it will now be staged as a three-day conference at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, March 27th-29th, 2017.  The conference is a collaboration between CTWR at Lancaster University and UWC. It will be hosted by the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversity and UWC Creates at the University of the Western Cape. The keynote speaker will be poet, journalist and academic, Professor Ante Krog.  See here for the Call for Papers 2017.

The Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research

The Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research (CTWR) links writers, academics and Lancaster University’s postgraduate student community to extensive research activity in creative writing and its impact on society. Our aim is to create a transnational and interdisciplinary environment. We are committed to promoting creative writing across cultures and to studying the work of writers from a wide range of social and cultural contexts. The Centre encompasses research-as-practice, action-research projects, study of historical and contemporary creative practice, the innovative application of information technology through e-science and the interrelationship between writing and social change. We promote critical, pedagogical and theoretical accounts of praxis with special emphasis on cultural exchange between practitioners and with social and political institutions.


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