2019 PSA Convention: Justice

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 the destructive social, political, religious, cultural and environmental consequences of imperialism. Given the thematic, disciplinary, methodological, and idiomatic breadth of the postcolonial field, though, ‘justice’ is marked by many different, often competing conceptions – cognitive, epistemic, restorative, transitional, socialist, cosmopolitan. Moreover, complex discourses around the ‘rights’ on which we might base notions of justice have opened up questions of whose rights should predominate, who should articulate rights and for whom?

Our keynote speakers, David Theo Goldberg (UC Irvine), Nayanika Mookherjee (Durham) and Pablo Mukherjee (Warwick) will speak directly to this theme. You can read the abstracts for their talks here.

We look forward to welcoming many of you to Manchester this September!

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