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Plenary Speakers

The Keynotes speeches from the conference are now available to view through the English Subject Centre's new 'media player. This player requires that you have the Macromedia flashplayer (v8) installed in your browser. This is a free download from the Macromedia site

Professor Jonathan Bate - Synopsis and Biography Professor Jonathan Bate
FBA King Alfred Professor of English Literature, Leverhulme Research Professor, University of Liverpool, England

Plenary Title: In Defence of Gradgrind

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Professor Catherine Belsey - Synopsis & Biography Professor Catherine Belsey
Chair of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University, Wales

Plenary Title: Towards Cultural Criticism

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Professor Ronald Carter - Synopsis & Biography Professor Ronald Carter
Professor of Modern English Language , University of Nottingham, England

Plenary Title: Common Speech, Uncommon Discourse: Whose English is English?

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Dr Ato Quayson - Synopsis & Biography Dr Ato Quayson
Director of the African Studies Centre, Lecturer in English and Fellow, Pembroke College , University of Cambridge, England

Plenary Title: Notes on a Postcolonial Pedagogy

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Professor Elaine Showalter - Synopsis & Biography Professor Elaine Showalter
Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English at Princeton University, United States

Plenary Title: The future of English in the American University

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