“The Charting of a Private National Identity in The Ivory Swing and Charades by Janette Turner Hospital.” Nationalism vs. Internationalism: (Inter)National Dimensions of Literatures in English, Triennial EACLALS Conference, Graz, 8. Mai 1993.

“Inscriptions of European Wilderness: An Imaginary Life by David Malouf and Aphrodite and the Others by Gillian Bouras.” Writing Europe 2001: Migrant Cartographies, Cultural Travellers and New Literatures, Leiden/Amsterdam, 22. – 24. März 2001.

“Contacts Beyond the Domains of Literacy: The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene, Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee and Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.” The Cultural Politics of English as a World Language, ASNEL/GNEL-Tagung, Freiburg, 6. – 9. Juni 2001.

“Ignorance as Quarantine: Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand.” The Periphery Viewing the World: Language, Literature, Media, Philosophy, 4th Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English, Athen, 24. – 27. Mai 2002.

“‘Sympathy is next to shit in the dictionary, and I can’t even read.’: The Illiterate Subaltern in Post-Colonial Fiction.” Seminar 12 “Distance and Difference: Contemporary Textual Ironies.” ESSE-6, Strassburg, 30. August – 3. September 2002.

Voices Made Visible: Inscriptions of Maori Orality in Potiki by Patricia Grace.” Mapping the Colonial Self/Mapping the Indigenous Other in the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand. Paris X, Nanterre, 28. Juni 2003.

“Literature – the ‘Schismatic Other’ of the Sacred Text or Itself Sacred?: The Black Album by Hanif Kureishi.” Seminar 60 “Fundamentalism and Literature: An Assessment.” ESSE-7, Saragossa, 8. – 12.September 2004.

“Between Book Burning and Book Learning: The Black Album by Hanif Kureishi and White Teeth by Zadie Smith.” The Challenge of Pluralism – The Power of Interpretation. 12th Conference of the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture, Uppsala, 20. – 22. Oktober 2004.

“The Idea of Palimpsest Revisited: The Role of Letters, Scripts, Books and Literacy in Postcolonial Theory.” Sharing Places: Searching for Common Ground in a World of Continuing Exclusion, Triennial EACLALS Conference, Malta, 21. – 26. März 2005.

“Redefining Post-Colonial Subject Positions in the Context of a Global Printscape.” Literatures in English: Priorities of Research, International Symposium, Hall in Tirol,19. – 24. Juli 2005

“Key Concepts of Postcolonial Theory and Their Application to Literature.” Vortrag gehalten im Rahmen eines SOCRATES-Aufenthaltes in Lecce, 9. – 14. Mai 2005.

“Glimpses of Paradise: Hope in Stories of Migration by M.G. Vassanji, Cyril Dabydeen and Janette Turner Hospital.” Seminar   45 “Projections of Paradise in Migrant Literature.” ESSE-8, London, 29. August – 2. September 2006.

“Totems or Tokens?: Eccentric Props in Dramas of Colonial Consecration. Sacred Space. 13th Conference of the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture, Stirling, 19. – 22. Oktober 2006.

“Querying the Problematic Equation of Fundamentalism and Terrorism: Due Preparations for the Plague by Janette Turner Hospital.” Fundamentalism and Literature, International Conference, Münster 19. – 22. November 2006.

“Unearthing the Truth about Lies: Transformations in J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians.” Post-Colonial Transformations in the New Literatures in English, 8.-9. June 2007, Presov, Slovakia.

“Adult into Child, Child into Adult: Immigration and Infantilization in The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan.” Antipodean Childhoods: Growing up in Australia and New Zealand,  fifth annual meeting of the International Australian and New Zealand Studies Group, 22-23 June 2007, Innsbruck.

"Censoring Its Censors: Writing Against Abuses of Literacy", 14th Triennial Conference “Literature for Our Times” 17-22 August, 2007, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

"What Freedom? Liberties Taken in Due Preparations for the Plague by Janette Turner Hospital and Paradise Now by Hany Abu-Assad." Try Freedom Triennial EACLALS Conference, Venice 25-30 March 2008.

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