Postcolonialism — Reviewing the Discipline Today

Wilson, J. (Author)

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

Description

This lecture is about new directions in postcolonial studies since the beginning of the new millennium, prompted by events of global consequences which has led the discipline to reshape itself . It argues that postcolonialism has developed a new understanding of contemporary political and social change and built on earlier paradigms for addressing injustice, inequality, identify formation, resistance, neoliberalism, and colonialism. I will range over some of the issues confronting the field of Postcolonial Studies, and will refer to my own work as editor of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, on diaspora studies, migration and refugees, on globalisation in relation to the nation, urbanisation and cosmopolitanism.
Period21 Feb 2017
Event titlePostcolonial Theory Today
Event typeConference
LocationRae Bareli, Uttar, Pradesh, India

Keywords

  • Postcolonial studies
  • terrorism
  • globalisation
  • economic inequality
  • transnationalism
  • citizenship
  • routes and roots
  • diaspora
  • nation state
  • cosmopolitanism