Photos from the book launch: Fighting Words @TORCHOxford

Fighting Words: Fifteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World, edited by Dominic Davies, Erica Lombard and Benjamin Mountford, was launched today at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) in the Radcliffe Humanities Building at the University of Oxford. The launch included an introduction by the volume editors and a fascinating discussion with an … Continue reading

Book launch: Fighting Words

Fighting Words: Fifteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World, edited by Dominic Davies, Erica Lombard and Benjamin Mountford, will be launched on Friday 20 October 2017 at 12.30 pm in the Radcliffe Humanities Building at the University of Oxford. The launch will include a discussion by an expert panel: Wale Adebanwi (Rhodes Professor of Race … Continue reading

Fighting Words published

Can a book change the world? If books were integral to the creation of the imperial global order, what role have they played in resisting that order throughout the twentieth century? To what extent have theories and movements of anti-imperial and anticolonial resistance across the planet been shaped by books as they are read across … Continue reading

Book launch: Imperial Infrastructure and Spatial Resistance in Colonial Literature, 1880–1930 @drdomdavies @TORCHOxford

Imperial Infrastructure and Spatial Resistance in Colonial Literature, 1880–1930, by Dominic Davies, will be launched tomorrow, Wednesday 7 June, at 6 pm in the Colin Matthew Room in the Radcliffe Humanities Building at the University of Oxford. The launch is sponsored by the Race and Resistance Programme at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities … Continue reading

Imperial Infrastructure and Spatial Resistance in Colonial Literature, 1880–1930 published

Between 1880 and 1930, the British Empire’s vast infrastructural developments facilitated the incorporation of large parts of the globe into not only its imperial rule, but also the capitalist world-system. Throughout this period, colonial literary fiction, in recording this vast expansion, repeatedly cited these imperial infrastructures to make sense of the various colonial landscapes in … Continue reading

Poetics of the Antilles published

The essays collected in this volume study the poetry and thought of four major Francophone Caribbean writers: Saint-John Perse, Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon and Édouard Glissant. In a context where identity was a question, an original conception of subjectivity appeared, as the end point rather than the origin of a process which was inseparably poetic … Continue reading

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