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The End of Postcolonial Studies?

Monday, 24 October 2016, 12 – 3pm

The End of Postcolonial Studies?

This workshop, organised by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, is aimed at Trinity College staff and Postgraduate students.

The alleged crisis of Postcolonial Studies after their boom in the 1990s and 2000s will be discussed, and possible trajectories for the future. Colleagues and Postgraduate students working in the field will be given the opportunity to present their projects and reflect on these basic issues at the same time.

For programme details, please see below:

Dr Clemens Ruthner (TCD): Welcoming/intro + talk
Why Bosnia-Herzegovina can be considered a Habsburg colony
Jonny Johnston (TCD) | Can literature from German-speaking Switzerland be considered postcolonial?

Dr Melanie Otto (TCD) | Reading the Plantation Landscape of Barbados: Kamau Brathwaite and Annalee Davis
Helen McAlister (UCD) | Identity displacement in postcolonial literature: A comparative reading of J. Zobel’s La Rue Cases-Nègres and J.M.G Le Clézio’s L’Africain.

Professor Jane Ohlmeyer (TCD) | Ireland - India. A Comparative Approach.
Dr Anna Babka (University of Vienna) | Postcolonial-Queer: The Future of  has just begun

Final coffee at the Senior Common Room for Participants

If you would like to attend this workshop, please email

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
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Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public

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