Join us from the 11th to 13th of September at the University of Manchester for the biennial Convention of the Postcolonial Studies Association. There will be papers on all aspects of postcolonial research, from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Click here to access the full programme and abstracts.
The special topic of this year's convention is Justice. For all their differences, it might be said that postcolonialists are united in their commitment to pursuing justice in the face of all ...
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The African refugee and the crisis of European (in)justice in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go Went Gone
This paper explores Go Went
Gone, a 2015 novel by the German writer, Jenny Erpenbeck on the plight of a
handful of African refugees in Berlin in the context of what has been called the
European refugee/migrant ‘crisis’. The novel’s exploration of the impossible juridical/bureaucratic
obstacles placed before these refugees foreground the ways in which the so-called
‘crisis’ of recent migration to the West can be understood primarily ...
David Theo Goldberg
Professor, Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine,
Dread, I suggest, is the driving political affect of our current conjuncture. I examine the relational ambiguities of a dread that is more or less global, the dread globalization has prompted (contrasted with the dread of global imperialisms) and the dread of globalization as such.
Paul Gilroy spoke of postcolonial mourning, the nostalgia for a sensed loss of standing in a world bereft of empire, its affordances both material and affective. I ...