Probing the Postcolonial

A one-day workshop at the University of Southampton, 19 June 2015. Administered by the Centre for Imperial and Postcolonial Studies

On 19 June 2015 the universities which are part of the South West and Wales DTP are hosting a workshop for PhD students interested in postcolonial studies. Details can be found below:

The aim of this workshop is to bring together colleagues and PhD students who are invested in the field of postcolonial studies.

The workshop is for those working within and across history and literature in Aberystwyth, Bath, Bath Spa, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Reading, and Southampton (The South West and Wales Doctoral Training Programme Consortium Universities).

The idea is to share research cultures and strengths. Instead of formal papers, we will have a series of 4 round-table sessions, each geared around a reading. Over the next month, we will be selecting some recently published essays/chapters from books around which to key the series of open discussions. For example, we might find a reading that helps us to think about the current relationship between “theoretical” and “historical” approaches in the field.

The day will not start before 10 and will end before 5.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

A more detailed programme will be available in early June.

The organisers are Madhu Krishnan (Bristol), Stephanie Jones, Priti Mishra, and Ranka Primorac (Southampton).

You do not need to be funded by the SWWDTP to be part of this workshop.  It is open to all PhD students, and we particularly encourage unfunded students to contact us if they need support covering train fares.  We hope to be able to cover the costs of everyone who does not have access to a budget for research travel.

The workshop is supported by:

Southampton’s Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies

Southampton’s Centre for Modern and Contemporary Writing

Bristol’s The Centre for the Study of Colonial and Postcolonial Societies


Room 1143, Avenue Campus
Faculty of Humanities
University of Southampton
SO17 1BF

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Contact for more information

Name: Stephanie Jones


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