Postcolonial Research Group: Programme of Events 2011/12
12 October 2011, 5.15pm
Research Beehive 2.22
Christine Chivallon (Centre d'étude d'Afrique Noire, CNRS Bordeaux, France) "Remembering what we were ordered to forget: The descendants of the 1870 Martinican insurgents and their memories"
(jointly organised with the Americas Research Group)
25 October 2011, 7.00pm
Andrea Levy in conversation with Jackie Kay about her novel The Long Song. Levy is the prize-winning author of Small Island, and her latest novel, The Long Song, was Booker shortlisted.
(organised by NCLA)
09 November 2011, 7.30pm
Star and Shadow Cinema
A screening of the critically acclaimed film, Fire in Babylon (2010), followed by a discussion with Diana Paton, Martin Farr, and James Procter
18 November 2011, 5pm
‘In Conversation: Nadine Marsh-Edwards (Producer, Looking for Langston, Bhaji on the Beach, founding member of Sankofa Film & Video collective’
(organised by Research Centre in Film and Digital Media)
09 December 2011
Research Beehive room 2.22
'Postcolonialism Undisciplined: A Postgraduate Symposium on Postcolonial Studies in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences'
(postgraduate organisers: Alex Adams, Rebecca Gill and Claire Irving)
Semester two (additional events may follow):
01 February 2012, 5pm
Rita Hayworth, Percy Building
Norbert Schurer (California State University) ‘Up the Ganges: Postcolonialism and the Anglo-Indian Encounter, 1789-1830’
(jointly organised with SELLL Visiting Speakers Programme)
02 May 2012 (venue and time TBC)
Reading by Hari Kunzru. Kunzru has recently published Gods Without Men and is the author of The Impressionist, Transmission, and My Revolutions.
25 May 2012, 1-6pm (followed by a wine reception at Northern Stage)
'Representations of Slavery in Neoliberal Times'
(co-hosted with Media and Cultural Studies and the Gender Research Group)
Research Beehive, Room 2.20, Old Library Building, Newcastle University
This symposium brings together speakers who address neoliberalism, contemporary slavery and modern slavery through the concept of representation (visual, affective, cultural and media). It is hosted by Media and Cultural Studies, the Postcolonial Research Group and the Gender Research Group at Newcastle University.
Professor Marcus Wood, School of English, University of Sussex
Film Performance and the Memory of Slavery in Very Liberal Times
Professor Lubaina Himid, Centre for Contemporary Art, University of Central Lancashire
Negative Positives: The Guardian, The Slave, The Wit and The Money
Professor Julia O’Connell Davidson, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham
Debt, Freedom and Slavery in Neoliberal Times
Dr. Kate Manzo (Politics, Newcastle),
Dr. Diana Paton (History, Newcastle),
Dr. Rachel Wells (Fine Art, Newcastle)
This is a free event, but places are limited. To book a place, please contact: Carolyn Pedwell: email@example.com
All are welcome to attend these seminars. Please pass on to colleagues, students, and anyone who might be interested.
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