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Literature Symposium On Global English Will Bring Noted Writers And Theorists

January 30, 2001 -- "Globalizing English," a literature symposium to be held Feb. 23 and 24 at the University of Virginia, 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 will be held in Minor Hall auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Homi K. Bhabha, professor of humanities at the University of Chicago and one of the country’s best known literary theorists will give a keynote address at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. The author of "The Culture of Location" and other books, he will present a talk titled "The Right to Narrate" that will look at the concept of cultural translation.

At 3:30 p.m. Friday, a panel on "Crossing Borders" will include presentations by Carol Maier, professor of Spanish translation at Kent State University who has translated widely; and Vinay Dharwadker, associate professor of English at the University of Oklahoma and editor of "Cosmopolitan Geographies: New Locations in Literature and Culture" and "The Oxford Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry."

On Saturday, Feb. 24, the program features:

11 a.m. — readings by poets Agha Shaid Ali, whose volumes include "The Country Without a Post Office" and "The Beloved Witness: Selected Poems"; and Nuali Ni Dhomhnaill, whose most recent book is "The Water Horse."

2 p.m. — a panel titled "Re-Placing English" with presentations by Rob Nixon, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose books include "Homelands, Harlem, and Hollywood"; and David Damrosch, professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University who is general editor of the "Longman Anthology of British Literature."

3:30 p.m. — readings by Ngugi wa-Thiongo, professor of literature at New York University 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."

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856

 

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