Great Writers Inspire at Home: Readers and Readings

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The project leaders will introduce the concept of the series, and participating readers will give readings of their favourite passages from the books they have engaged with in their reading groups.

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This talk on 'Readers and Readings' is with Professor Elleke Boehmer (Director of TORCH) and Erica Lombard(University of Oxford). It is part of the 'Great Writers Inspire at Home’ Postcolonial Writing and Theory seminar series, Trinity Term 2017.

This workshop series on postcolonial reading will be hosted jointly by the Oxford English Faculty and TORCH as the Postcolonial Writing and Theory seminar series in Trinity 2017. The seminars will bring a number of contemporary British writers into conversation with readers to discuss how British postcolonial literature shapes our perceptions of the world today and our identities within it.

All are welcome to the seminars. In the first half of each workshop, readers will be able to offer responses to their experiences of reading the book of the week; in the second, the author will give a reading and engage in conversation with the audience.


Fiction and Human Rights

Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century

Postcolonial Writers Make Worlds

Contact name: Erica Lombard

Contact email:

Website: Writers Make Worlds

Audience: Open to all