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The 14th METU British Novelists Conference

Jeanette Winterson and her Work

was held on

14-15 December 2006


  Sonya Andermahr (University of Northampton, UK) as Key Speaker.


The Proceedings, Edited by Margaret J-M Sonmez and Funda Basak Baskan, came out in 2007.





Sonya Andermahr     "Lesbian Romance? Love and Desire between Women"

Elizabeth Fifer            "Mother, Other, Self; Zami and Oranges are Not the Only Fruit"

Huriye Reis                 "Gender Construction and Winterson's Identity Politics"

Zekiye Antakyalioglu     "Oranges are Not the Only Fruit: Autobiography as the Ultimate Trojan Horse"

Kenneth Fifer               "The Myth of the Birth of the Heroine in Oranges are Not the Only Fruit"

Fiona Tomkinson         "Amphibious Things: Female Sexuality in Two Venetian Novels"

Ruchan Kayalar           "Jeanette Winterson's Post-Modernist Inquiries in The Passion and Sexing the Cherry"

Papatya Alkan             "Rewriting the Flood: Boating for Beginners"

Pinar Kayacan             "The Abject 'Other' in Winterson's Novels"

Leyli Jamali                  "The Defeat of Subjectification in Jeanette Winterson's Oranges are Not the Only Fruit"

Majid Alavi                  "Reflection in a Copper Pot: Images of Women in Winterson's The Passion (The Emperor)"

Gillian M E Alban         "Only the Heart Delimits Breaking the Boundaries"

Selen Aktari                 "Tracing the Rabelasian Grotesque: The Representations of Human-Animal Combinations in Jeanette Winterson's Sexing the      Cherry and The Passion"

David Nel                     "'The Measure of Love': Science and Desire in Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body"

Serkan Ertin                 "The Power.Book: Winterson's Narrative Technique Masquerades"

Jennifer A Wagner-Lawler "In Praise of Love: Locating the Body in the Utopic Spaces of The Power.Book"

Silvia Antosa                 "The Erotics of the Artistic Word in Art & Lies A Piece for Three Voices and a Bawd"

Aytul Ozum                     "Jeanette Winterson's The Passion: A Fictional and Magical Play Upon His Story"

Olu Jenzen                     "Jeanette Winterson's Lighthousekeeping and the Queer Uncanny"

Aysegul Gundogdu          "Degrees of Love and Loss in Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body"

Mine Ozyurt Kilic            "Lifting the Weight of Atlas: Re-Telling of the Atlas Myth in Weight"

Farzaneh Naseri Sis        "Laying Bare the Body: The Familiar Unfamiliar in Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body"

Bengi Taskesen               "'Creation According to Lillith' Deconstruction of the Patriarchal Myth in Boating for Beginners"

Ozlem Sahin Demirbilek "Theological, Mythological and Psychological Connotationsof Motherhood in Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, Sexing the Cherry and Lighthousekeeping"

If you wish to obtain a copy of this book, please contact me (

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  Since the conference, two of our contributors have published books on Winterson : 

Sonya Andermahr:    Jeanette Winterson: A Contemporary Critical Guide. Continuum, 2007

-----                        Jeanette Winterson (New British Fiction). Palgrave Macmillan, 2008

Silvia Antosa :         Crossing boundaries. Bodily Paradigms in Jeanette Winterson's Fiction 1985-2000. Aracne, 2008

 And we are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication:  Winterson Narrating Time and Space.  Eds. Margaret J-M Sonmez and Mine Ozyurt Kilic.  Nottingham: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009

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