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New Directions in Postcolonial Studies

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 5:00pm

Franke Institute for the Humanities / Zoom

Please note: registration at the link above is only required for Zoom attendance; no registration is required to attend in person.

Even as postcolonial studies engages with new and urgent issues, adopts methods opened up by new technologies, and identifies fresh objects of study that promise greater relevance and staying power, it is also encountering challenges to its historical focus and its method as critique. This panel will engage in a discussion about how we might identify and map the new directions that postcolonial studies appears to be currently moving into, a few decades since it emerged as an influential sub-field in English departments in the metropolitan academy.

Participants include Hadji Bakara (University of Michigan), Upasana Dutta (University of Chicago), Kaneesha Parsard (University of Chicago), Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan (Rice University), and Jini Kim Watson (New York University). Rajeswari Sunder Rajan (University of Chicago) will chair the discussion.


Co-sponsored by the Nicholson Center for British Studies, the Department of English, the Department of South Asian Languages and Cultures, and 3CT.

This is a hybrid event, and it is free and open to the public. Registration is only required for attending virtually; those attending in person do not need to register. Please email us at if you require any accommodations to enable your full participation.