The conference presented a unique opportunity to reflect on the significance of Kureishi's achievements, bringing together the foremost Kureishi scholars, critics working on modern and contemporary fiction and Hanif Kureishi himself.
Posted: 19 March 2012
The University of Roehampton recently hosted 'In Analysis: the work of Hanif Kureishi', a conversation and reading from 'Work in Progress'. Invited speakers included: Geoffrey Boucher (Deakin University, Australia), Peter Childs (University of Gloucestershire), and Susie Thomas (independent).
Hanif Kureishi is one of the most exciting and provocative writers of his generation. He has written across many different genres and is a key, and often controversial, critic of our contemporary culture; recently claiming that ‘We’re all mixed-race now.’ This conference presented a unique opportunity to reflect on the significance of Kureishi’s achievements, bringing together the foremost Kureishi scholars, critics working on modern and contemporary fiction and Hanif Kureishi himself.
Screenings of rare footage, an exclusive viewing of archival material and a special session with Kureishi’s creative collaborators were included in the conference programme. Short papers were given on Kureishi’s writing focusing on specific texts/periods or addressing his relation to genre and cultural hybridity; music and the popular imagination; (international) reception; screenwriting, adaptation and ‘genetic’ approaches; place, space and London; postcolonial criticism and beyond; documentary fiction, autobiography and life writing; psychoanalysis; gender and sexuality; morality and ethics; class and Englishness.
In addition, Hanif Kureishi read from work in progress and discussed his career with Sebastian Groes (Roehampton) and Susan Fischer (The City University of New York). This event was free and took place in the Portrait Room, Grove House.
Roehampton celebrates graduation for Pathways to Law students
On the 26 February, 24 Year 13 students graduated from University of Roehampton’s first Pathways to Law programme. Over the past two years students have learnt about the essential skills required in preparation for a career in law through engaging sessions run by lecturers from Roehampton’s law school.
Posted: 21 March 2018
Drama Alumna Nominated for Olivier Award
Drama alumna Rachel John has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role as Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton.
Posted: 16 March 2018
Roehampton students takeover the Horniman Museum
The Horniman Museum partnered with the University of Roehampton for Neon Late, an event with a full spectrum of performances, music and tours on the theme of neon held at the beginning of March.
Posted: 9 March 2018