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The 17th METU British Novelists Conference


Hanif Kureishi and His Works

 was held in December 2009.


The Proceedings will come out in 2010

Papers presented:


Susie Thomas:  "From My Beautiful Launderette (1985) to Something to Tell You (2009): Kureishi's revolutionary and unprecedented cultural experiment"

Geoffrey Boucher: "The Other Kureishi: Symptomatic Conversations, Case Histories, and the Analyst as Cultural Hero"

Deniz Bozer: "Birds of Passage: A State of Britain Play?"

Susan Jung Su: "The Painter of Soft London: Hanif Kureishi's Flaneurie"

Elizabeth Bate: "Gendered Ethnicity: Kureishi's Elusive Masculinities"

Fiona Tomkinson: "Cross Keys: The Theme of Crossing over in 'Your Tongue Down my Throat', The Buddha of Suburbia and Something to Tell You"

Nejat Töngür: "Hybrid or Misfit? The Brown Man's Burden: Hanif Kureishi's The Buddha of Suburbia and The Black Album"

Fatma Kalpakli: "Reflections of Thatcherite Britain on My Beautiful Launderette"

Berkem Gürenci sağlam: "Rocking London: Youth Culture as Commodity in The Buddha of Suburbia"

Mehmet Ali Çelikel: "Imperial Secrets, Capital Lies in Something to Tell You"

Clelia Clini: "'I like London Being one of the Great Muslim Cities'. Changes of Perspective on Cultural Identity and Sense of Belonging in Something to Tell You"

Ying-ying Hung: "Identity Problem and Politics of Authenticity in Hanif Kureishi's The Buddha of Surburbia"

Kao-Chen Liao "Love and Technologies of the Middle-Age Self: Hanif Kureishi's Intimacy"

Burcu Yılmazoğlu: "The Family Man is Deposed: Kureishi's Character Jay as an Overthrower in Intimacy, a Freudian Analysis"

Buket Doğan: "London Staged as a Post-Colonial City in Hanif Kureishi's London Kills Me"

Chia Yi Chang: "Fragmented Body Space in Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Launderette"

Gökhan Albayrak: "Gender and Sexuality in Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Launderette"

Susie Thomas:  "On Kissing in Kureishi"

Azer Banu Kemaloğlu-Mehmet Ali Çelikel: "Almost an Englishman: Representation of Body and Space as Markers of Identity in The Buddha of Suburbia"

Berna Köşeoğlu: "Struggle for Survival in English Society: An Analysis of The Buddha of Suburbia in the Light of Darwin's Theory of Evolution"

Zaynep Apaydın: "Gender Politics and Cultural Materialism in Hanif Kureishi's Gabriel's Gift"

Özlem Türe Abacı: "Raging Souls far from the Paternal Home': Performing the Contested Spaces in Hanif Kureishi's Borderline"

Pelin Gümüş: "'Otheress' in Hanif Kureishi's Borderline and My Beautiful Launderette"

Hilal Kaya: " Diaspora Criticism in Kureishi's My Son the Fanatic and Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice"

Seda Coşar Çelik: "'No More Paki. Me a Muslim' Prioritizing Religious Identity as a Backlash against Hybridization Politics: The Black Album by Hanif Kureishi"

Şermin Sezer: "A New Way of Being British: Redefining Britishness in The Buddha of Suburbia"

Ayla Oğuz: "The Third Space in The Black Album: A Bhabhaian Approach"

Didem Ünal: "Intimacy in the Male Imagination: Hanif Kureishi and Julian Barnes"

Duygu Yıldırım: "Father Here, Father There: A Lacanian Reading of My Son the Fanatic"

Özge Yahut: "The disruption of bestowed identity and the quest for a new one in the novel The Buddha of Suburbia"

Valerie Kennedy: "Writing In Between: Hanif Kureishi and V. S. Naipaul"

İlkem Kayıcan: "Is there an Over-'Mimicry'? Hanif Kureishi as a Second-generation South Asian"

Samira Nabiyeva: "Hanif Kureishi's Creative Activity and Influence on World Literature"

Rana Kahveci: "The Issue of Post-Colonial Identity in Hanif Kureishi's The Buddha of Suburbia and The Black Album"

Özlem Özbaklş: "What it means to be post-colonial in Hanif Kureishi's The Black Album and The Buddha of Suburbia"

Duygu Şenocak: "The Politics of Pleasure in Intimacy and Something to Tell You"