24/5/17 “Dreams of Revolt, The Revolt of Nature”: World-Literature, Revolution, and Ecology

Leeds Postcolonial and World Literatures and Culture Reading Group invite you to a special event this term, comprising a paper and workshop by guest speaker Dr. Sharae Deckard, Lecturer in World Literature at University College Dublin.

“Dreams of Revolt, The Revolt of Nature”: World-Literature, Revolution, and Ecology

24th May 10am-11am, Seminar Room 5, School of English, University of Leeds

This paper explores the capacity of contemporary world literature to figure revolution, both historical and imagined. All are welcome!

Postcolonial and World-Literature Reading Group Workshop with Sharae Deckard: Conjectures on World-Ecological Fiction

24th May 11.30am-1.30pm, Seminar Room 1, LHRI

In this workshop, we will be looking at Sharae Deckard’s chapter in the upcoming collection “Mapping Planetary Nature: Conjectures on World-Ecological Fiction”. This workshop is aimed at PGRs and ECRs, and has limited places, so please book ahead of time by emailing s.perks@leeds.ac.uk if you would like to book a place. For this workshop, attendees are invited to prepare a minute’s worth of an introduction of themselves, outlining their relation to postcolonial and/or world literary studies, and their brief initial response to the chapter.

Dr. Deckard’s visit will also involve an event on “Uneven and Combined Development” on the 23rd May. This would also need to be booked in advance – more details can be found here.

This event is generously sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust project Traumatic Pasts, Cosmopolitanism, and Nation-Building in Contemporary German and South African Literature led by Professor Stuart Taberner, University of Leeds.


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