Gillian Roberts to talk at Huddersfield – 1st April

gillian roberts

We’re delighted to welcome Gillian Roberts as the third speaker in our series of talks held at Huddersfield University.  An award-winning writer, Gillian will be speaking about film adaptations of Midnight’s Children and Mansfield Park.  These talks have been really well-received, with lively discussions after the talks, so do come along.

Gillian’s first monograph, entitled Prizing Literature: The Celebration and Circulation of National Culture (University of Toronto Press, 2011), was, itself, awrd-winning and focuses upon Canadian writers Michael Ondaatje, Carol Shields, Rohinton Mistry and Yann Martel, while her second monograph— currently in press— focuses on cultural representations of the Canada-US border.  This talk represents a partial sneak preview of her latest research project, a book-length study of postcolonial film adaptations – “Filming Midnight’s Children: Adapting the Author”.  Gillian is the Co-Investigator on the Culture and the Canada-US Border International Research Network, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

This is a free event, with no booking required, so do come along.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday 1st April, University of Huddersfield, West Building, Room WG/13 from 4:30-5:45

One thought on “Gillian Roberts to talk at Huddersfield – 1st April

  1. I have attended all of the talks held by the YNCS and they have all be enjoyable and fantastic, however this one stuck out for me. The depth of analysis coupled with the accessibility of the talk lead for a wonderful event with lots of exciting discussion. Definitely worth attending!

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