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

We were honoured and delighted to have ground-breaking critical thinker and expert in the field of World Literature, Dr Sharae Deckard as guest speaker at our penultimate event of what has been a most enriching year. Sharae’s visit to the Postcolonial and World Literatures & Cultures Reading Group was a highlight for the group as … More “Dreams of Revolt, The Revolt of Nature”: World-Literature, Revolution, and Ecology with Sharae Deckard

29/6/17 ‘A Century of South African Writing’ – Niq Mhlongo

— CANCELLED — Unfortunately, due to issues with visas, Niq Mhlongo is not able to travel to Leeds this week. Therefore, we need to cancel Friday’s reading and lecture. Niq sends his thanks for the considerable interest in his work and we would like to express our apologies, as we know many of you were looking … More 29/6/17 ‘A Century of South African Writing’ – Niq Mhlongo

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

24/4/17 An Ethical Alternative to Globalization? Spivak’s ‘Planetarity’

You are warmly invited to attend the next meeting of the Postcolonial and World Literatures and Cultures Reading Group. We will discuss Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s ‘Planetarity’ (Chapter 3) from Death of a Discipline (2003) alongside ‘Imperative to Re-imagine the Planet’ (Chapter 16) from An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalisation (2012) We will consider … More 24/4/17 An Ethical Alternative to Globalization? Spivak’s ‘Planetarity’

Transcultural Adoption and Postcolonial Writing – 21/2/17

We are very excited to announce that the next session of the Postcolonial & World Literatures & Cultures Reading Group will feature Guest Speaker, Professor John McLeod, a leading expert in the field of Postcolonial and Diaspora Literatures in the School of English at the University of Leeds. This is an excellent opportunity for attendees … More Transcultural Adoption and Postcolonial Writing – 21/2/17

24/1/17 Conjectures on World Literature: Moretti and Arac

We hope you’re all settling back into the new term nicely! Our next meeting will take place on 24th January in Seminar Room 2 at the LHRI from 5-6.30 pm. World literature will be the focus of our next session. Looking at Moretti’s foundational ‘Conjectures’ and ‘More Conjectures’ alongside Arac’s ‘Anglo-Globalism?’, we will consider the … More 24/1/17 Conjectures on World Literature: Moretti and Arac

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