symposium to bring noted writers and theorists
English," a literature symposium to be held Feb. 23 and 24
in the Minor Hall Auditorium, will feature readings by internationally
recognized writers and panels by leading critical theorists. The
program aims to assess what it means to writers and readers from
many different cultures and languages to share imaginative worlds
through one language -- English.
jointly by U.Va.'s Center
for South Asian Studies and Department
of English, the symposium is free and open to the public.
The Right to Narrate. Homi K. Bhabha, Univ. of Chicago, and author
of The Culture of Location. 2 p.m.
Crossing Borders, panel discussion. Carol Maier, Kent State, and
Vinay Dharwadker, Univ. of Oklahoma, and editor of Cosmopolitan
Geographies: New Locations in Literature and Culture. 3:30 p.m.
Readings by poets Agha Shaid Ali, whose books include The Country
Without a Post Office, and Nuali Ni Dhomhnaill, author of The
Re-Placing English, panel discussion. Rob Nixon, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison,
whose books include Homelands, Harlem, and Hollywood, and David
Damrosch, Columbia, general editor of the Longman Anthology of
British Literature. 2 p.m.
Readings by Ngugi wa-Thiongo, New York Univ., whose many plays,
fiction works and essays have been translated into more than 30
languages; and Lan Samantha Chang, author of Hunger: A Novella
and Stories. 3:30 p.m.