poet and 1988 Prix Goncourt winner Tahar Ben Jelloun
is addressing CentreCATH's first congress from June
21-23, looking at issues of democracy, citizenship,
social exclusion, xenophobia and racism. Translating
class, altering hospitality will bring cultural analysis
to bear on these social issues, looking at social
class, the ethics and politics of hospitality and
the status of the stranger, visitor, migrant, asylum
seeker and refugee.
speakers include artists Martha Rosler and Isaac Julien,
novelist Abdelkébir Khatibi, journalist Gary
Younge and academics from the universities of Columbia,
Yale, Chicago, Calgary, York, Southampton and London.
congress takes place at Leeds Town Hall. For more
information, see http://www.leeds.ac.uk/cath/congress/2002/
or contact Josine Opmeer at CentreCATH@leeds.ac.uk