Global Hungers: The Problem of Poverty in Postcolonial Literature -
June 25, 2018
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Call for papers
This one-day conference showcases interdisciplinary research in the fields of postcolonial, comparative, and world literatures on the topic of poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Themes to be addressed at the conference include:
- the colonial manipulation of hunger as an ideological battleground
- hunger as refusal, non-assimilation, fasting and hunger strike
- biopolitics as resistance
- subaltern space and identity
- urban infrastructure and class apartheid
- refugee and related human rights crises
- environmental disasters
- representation of poverty in literature, cinema, and the visual and performance arts
This conference is related to Professor Ankhi Mukherjee’s AHRC-funded project, “The Psychic Life of the Poor: A City Unseen in Mumbai, London, and New York”:
Please send a 300-word abstract (for a 20-minute paper) and a brief CV to Professor Ankhi Mukherjee (firstname.lastname@example.org), copying Dr David Barnes, the research assistant on this project (email@example.com).
The deadline for submission is Monday, April 30, 2018.