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432. Postcolonial Literary History: Concepts and Permutations

Saturday, 7 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 6A, WSCC

Program arranged by the Division on Postcolonial Studies in Literature and Culture and the Division on English Literature Other Than British and American

Presiding: Ato Quayson, Univ. of Toronto

Speakers: Ankhi Mukherjee, Univ. of Oxford, Wadham Coll.; Mariano Siskind, Harvard Univ.; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia Univ.

Session Description:

While literary theory has been central to the formation of postcolonial studies, many scholars in the field, along with those in cognate areas such as comparative and world literature, have increasingly turned their attention to mapping literary history. This roundtable will focus on various issues in literary history from postcolonial, comparative, and other perspectives and will be aimed at graduate students and everyone interested in literary history generally.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • Other Literature in English – General

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