Tickets: £5 (£3 under 18s). "In this seminar, Dr Sara Upstone will explore the rise of a new generation of contemporary Asian writers, born in Britain, and will consider how their representation of British identity offers a unique perspective which departs from an earlier generation of migrant writing. The talk will focus on exploring these issues through a detailed consideration of Meera Syal’s novels Anita and Me and Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee, both of which have been successfully adapted for the screen.
Underlying Syal’s characteristic humour, it will be suggested, are stories of confusion and alienation which call into question some of the ways in which her fiction is commonly perceived." (christiguc)