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Converging Worlds: Cultural Exchanges in Literature and the Written Word

20th June 2016, 10:00 to 16:00, Ritson Room, Alington House Community Association
This is a one day postgraduate conference organised by the Durham University English Studies Department. The conference aims to look at interaction in both real and 'imagined' cultures on a literary level.

The Keynote Speech will be given by Dr Michael Huxtable.
The list of papers to be presented are as follows:
  • Dr Laura Chuhan Campbell Deconstructing Arthurian Society: Alternative Cultural Dimensions in the Florentine Story of Merlin
  • Alice Stamataki Phlorios and Platzia-Phlora: Identity through Clothing in Medieval Greek Romance
  • Sherihan Al-Akhras Satan as the First Rebel: The Demonic as a Form of Political Resistance in Milton's Paradise Lost and Tawfiq Al-Hakim's ‘The Martyr’
  • Anum Dada ‘For his loue wold y take; cristendom al so blyue’: Conversion in Middle English Romance as a Window to Eastern Cultural Interaction
  • Koren Kuntz Through the Looking-Glass: Towards ‘Cultural’ Exchange in Medieval Dream Spaces
  • Hannah Piercy A Woman’s Touch: Female Identity and Cultural Contact in Medieval Romance

Anyone is welcome to attend the conference. Registration is free of cost; however, please email the organisers, Alice Stamataki ( or Anum Dada (, to register for the conference.

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