Post(-)colonialism can be defined as an intellectual movement which aims to look at the ways in which “race”, culture and social identities are represented both during the colonial era, to justify colonization process, and after colonial era, when many colonized countries gained their political independence. Nowadays aspects of post(-)colonialism can be found in various scientific fields ranging from history, literature and cultural studies to politics, economics and geographical studies. Under the umbrella of post(-)colonial studies there emerged various study fields such as diasporic movements, critical whiteness studies, subaltern studies, Oriental studies, transnational and transcultural studies etc.
This workgroup intends to serve as a platform not only for scrutinizing post(-)colonialist notions, theories and reading approaches but also to have a closer look at some concepts and issues raised within the framework of post(-)colonial studies. Both theoretical and fictional texts suggested by the participants will be discussed. Members of the group will meet twice a month. The texts to be read will be made available to the participants before each meeting.
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