Master Class and Lecture: Postcolonial Poetics and Decolonizing the Academy at the University of Amsterdam
16 May at 1:30 pm
Elleke Boehmer will give a master class and lecture on “Postcolonial Poetics and Decolonizing the Academy” at the University of Amsterdam in May.
This event takes the form of, firstly, a 2-hour masterclass led by Elleke Boehmer, aimed mainly at graduate students, focusing on the issues raised in the introduction and first chapter of Postcolonial Poetics, including the question of how to bring together the political and the aesthetic qualities of postcolonial writing. Secondly, Professor Boehmer will give a 1-hour lecture (including time for questions) under the title ‘We Need to Talk about Decolonization (again)’. This lecture will build on topics touched upon in Postcolonial Poetics to explore the pressing question of the state of decolonization in the contemporary academy.