10:30-11:00 Coffee and registration
11:00-11.15 Welcoming remarks by Justine McConnell and Imaobong Umoren
11:15-12.15: Beyond the postcolonial canon. Chaired by Elleke Boehmer
Edward Dodson (University of Oxford) ‘Canon Critique, Whiteness Studies, and the Case of Philip Larkin'.
Wibke Grieger (University of Goettingen) ‘Questioning the postcolonial canon’
12:15-13:15 Race and Curricula. Chaired by Faisal Devji
Roseanne Chantiluke (University of Oxford) ‘Abolishing the Colonial Literature Department: “Fiction As Theory”’
Jordan Konell (University of Oxford) ‘A Critical Race Theory Approach to Criminology in Britain’
14:15-15:15 Literature across borders. Chaired by Tessa Roynon
Alessia Polatti (University of Verona) ‘Traces of the Imperial Past: The “academic” friendship between H Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang’
William Ghosh (University of Oxford) ‘BLACKSPACE outside Blackspace: Erna Brodber and the Academy’
15:15-16:00 Roundtable discussion.