1st November 2018
This year Brighton’s Big Read welcomes author Mohsin Hamid to read from his Booker shortlisted novel Exit West (2017). To coincide with this event Brighton’s C21 Research annual symposium will focus on the representations of refugees in contemporary writing. Focusing on work that is written by and about refugees our symposium offers papers that examine the varied ways that refugeeness is represented in the contemporary moment. Contributors will consider what is at stake in these representations. What are the relations between textual representation and real-world refugees? How does the act of writing enact or trouble the conditions of hospitality, exclusion and/or risk that shape the refugee experience? What are the relations between different kinds of writing as they attempt to represent refugees for different audiences or for different purposes?
Our symposium will run from 12:30 pm in Grand Parade G4. Please see the attached schedule.
To book your place at this years symposium please visit:
Tickets are free but we ask you to register so that we can keep track of numbers.
If you would like to attend the evening event, where Mohsin Hamid will read from his novel Exit West (6-7:30 in Sallis Benney Theatre) please book at the following address:Again, tickets are free but a booking is required.