8/11/2016 Rethinking Orientalism: Edward Said and Graham Huggan

For the first meeting of the Postcolonial and World Literatures and Cultures Reading Group, we are going to explore one of the foundational texts of postcolonial theory: Edward Said’s 1978 Orientalism. We will read the introduction of this key text alongside the chapter ‘(Not) Reading Orientalism’ by Graham Huggan, from his 2008 book Interdisciplinary Measures. … More 8/11/2016 Rethinking Orientalism: Edward Said and Graham Huggan

29/11/2016 Decolonization and Capitalism

For our second session, we hope to consider what is ‘foundational’ to postcolonial studies. To do so, we will look at Frantz Fanon’s ‘The Pitfall of National Consciousness’, which is a fruitful and canonical section of Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth. We will read this alongside selections from Sukarno’s Indonesia Accuses!, which is a … More 29/11/2016 Decolonization and Capitalism