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Planned Violence

The Leverhulme-funded network, ‘Planned Violence: Post/colonial Urban Infrastructures and Literature’, sets out to explore the shifting relationship between urban planning, violence and literary representation from colonial into postcolonial times.

The project examines the complex role of literature in theorizing the city: how contemporary patterns of violence are embedded within urban stories of the past, and how narrative complicates official histories of post-imperial, multicultural London, and postcolonial Delhi and Johannesburg. The network is based in the English Faculty at the University of Oxford.

For more information please visit the network's website.