Postcolonial and World-Literature Reading Group Workshop with Sharae Deckard: Conjectures on World-Ecological Fiction

  • Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017
  • Time: 11:30 - 13:30
  • Venue: Leeds Humanities Research Institute Seminar Room 1
  • Speaker: Dr. Sharae Deckard, Lecturer in World Literature at University College Dublin
  • Event: Generously sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust project Traumatic Pasts, Cosmopolitanism, and Nation-Building in Contemporary German and South African Literature led by Professor Stuart Taberner, University of Leeds

In this workshop, we will be looking at Sharae Deckard’s chapter in the upcoming collection Capitalism’s Ecologies: Culture, Power and Crisis in the Twenty-First Century, “Mapping Planetary Nature: Conjectures on World-Ecological Fiction”.

This workshop is aimed at PGRs and ECRs, and has limited places, so please book ahead of time by emailing Sam Perks if you would like to book a place. For this workshop, attendees are invited to prepare a minute’s worth of an introduction of themselves, outlining their relation to postcolonial and/or world literary studies, and their brief initial response to the chapter.

Dr. Deckard’s visit will also involve an event on “Uneven and Combined Development” on the 23 May. This would also need to be booked in advance by contacting Daniel Hartley