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Planned Violence: Post/Colonial Urban Infrastructure, Literature & Culture

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Rd, OX2 6GG
Colin Matthew Room


Planned Violence is a new edited collection which explores innovative ways of conceptualising the relationship between urban planning, its often violent effects, and literature. Comparing the spatial pasts and presents of the post-imperial and post/colonial cities of London, Delhi and Johannesburg, the essays in this volume explore how the colonial city, was imagined by its planners — and how this urban imagination, and the cultural and social interventions that arose in response to it, made violence a part of the everyday social life of its subjects.  

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with some of the contributors and the chance to purchase a copy of the book at a discounted rate.

Contact name: 
Sage Goodwin
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