Feb. 9-15, 2001
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Literature symposium to bring noted writers and theorists

"Globalizing 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.

Organized jointly by U.Va.'s Center for South Asian Studies and Department of English, the symposium is free and open to the public.

Fri., Feb. 23
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.

Sat., Feb. 24
Readings by poets Agha Shaid Ali, whose books include The Country Without a Post Office, and Nuali Ni Dhomhnaill, author of The Water Horse.
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.


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