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Race and the Academy

Image from Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop flyer
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 -
10:30am to 4:00pm
Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Seminar Room


Callaloo and the TORCH Race and Resistance Prorgramme are hosting a postgraduate and early career workshop: ‘Race and the Academy

Convened by Imaobong Umoren and Justine McConnell


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

13:15-14:15 Lunch

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.

Sponsored by the Race and Resistance Across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century Programme ( and the John Fell Fund, Oxford University Presss.

Contact name: 
Justine McConnell
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