Talks

NVITED TALKS

  • ‘Lives of Pi’. Conference paper given at ‘Searching for Culture’, Palacky University, Czech Republic, October 2014.


CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • “Black holes in the fabric of the nation”: Refugees in Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West‘, ‘Refugees in Literature, Film, Art, and Media: Perspectives on the Past and Present’, University of Liverpool, May 2018. 
  • Midnight’s Children Reborn? Rushdie’s Adaptation’. ‘BAAHE Annual Conference on Adaptation’, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, December 2015.
  • ‘Commitment Issues: Love and Relationships in Zadie Smith’s NW’. ‘Literary London’, University of London, July 2015.
  • ‘“Let us stick to what we are obviously here for”: Infidelity and Identity in Zadie Smith’s Fiction’. ‘Zadie Smith and Her Work: 22nd METU British Novelists Conference’, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, March 2015.
  • ‘A Memory of Modernism? A Modernism of Memory? Form in Will Self’s Umbrella’. ‘Will Self and the Art of the Contemporary’, Roehampton University, UK, March 2013.
  • ‘The Enigma of Abandonment: Re-thinking the Importance of Hanif Kureishi’s Work for Multiculturalism’. ‘In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureishi’, Roehampton University, UK, February 2012.
  • ‘Multicultural London in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth: a Celebration of Unpredictability and Uncertainty?’ ‘Literary London’, University of London, UK, July 2011.
  • ‘The Democratization of Narrative Structure in Andrea Levy's Fiction’. ‘On Whose Terms? Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts’, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, March 2008.

OTHER TALKS

  • Interview given on BBC Radio Merseyside (on Windrush migrants in Andrea Levy’s fiction), October 2018. Link to interview
  • Interview given on BBC Radio 5 Live (on academic dissertations), October 2018.
  • Interview given on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (on Monica Ali’s Brick Lane), May 2008.