Zoe Wicomb and the Translocal: Scotland and South Africa

13-14 September 2012, University of York


Zoë Wicomb & the Translocal: Scotland & South Africa

 Thursday 13th September

Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building

2:00-3:00 Registration

3:15 Welcome – David Attwell

3:30 Opening address – Dorothy Driver (introduced by Meg Samuelson)


5:00 Reception with readings – Abdulrazak Gurnah, Zoë Wicomb (introduced by Kai Easton)

6:30 Finish

Friday 14th September

Bowland Auditorium
9:30 Panel 1

Chair: Michelle Kelly

Sam Durrant, “Strategies of Displacement in David’s Story, or The Circulation of Grief as Radical Humour”

Derek Attridge, “‘The View of a Martian’: Zoë Wicomb’s Art of Dislocation”

Shaun Irlam, “‘Roamin’ the Gloamin’: Scottish Ghosts in Griqualand” 

11:15 Tea/Coffee

11:45 Panel 2

Chair: Joanna de Groot

David Attwell, “Scottish-South African literary relations: Zoe Wicomb in historical perspective”

Nadia Davids, “‘This Woman is Not for Burning’: Performing the Biography and Memory of Cissie Gool

1:00 Lunch

2:15 Panel 3

Chair: Deborah Gaitskell

Meg Samuelson, “Trans/local reflections on littoral Africa: Zoe Wicomb, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Fatou Diome and Berni Searle”

Kai Easton, “Travelling Light: Images (via Wicomb) from the Gifberg(e) to Glasgow”

3:15 Tea/Coffee

3:45 Readings (introduced by Derek Attridge)

Elleke Boehmer
Michael Cawood Green
Brian Chikwava
J. M. Coetzee
Patrick Flanery

4:45 Final reflections
5:00 Close

7:00 Conference dinner, Le Langhe, The Old Coach House,  Peasholme Green


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Zoe Wicomb and the Translocal

September 13th, 2012
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