- 2016 Conference: Expressing the Postcolonial – Approaches to Verbalize the Unspeakable
The 2016 Postcolonial Narrations Conference took place October 9 – 11 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.
The conference focused on the diverse strategies, means and forms of “Expressing the Postcolonial”. The conference invited junior researchers to investigate the range of potential expressions for different conceptualisations of postcolonial identity and experience, deliberately broadening the scope to include literary, linguistic and cultural interpretations of the term.
Read the 2016 Call for Papers.
- 2015 Conference: Empire & Neurosis
The third Postgraduate Forum “Postcolonial Narrations” took place at University of Duisburg-Essen (Campus Essen), October 8-10, 2015.
The conference focused on the interconnections between imperial practices and neurosis. The forum theme proposed to investigate the range of ‘neuroses’ that are generated by or connected to colonial or imperial experiences, but transcended any strictly clinical meaning of ‘neurosis’ and expanded into philosophical, literary, and metaphorical implications of the term.
- 2014 Conference: Reading Across Cultures: New Comparative Approaches in a Globalized World
The second Postgraduate Forum “Postcolonial Narrations” took place at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, September 21-23, 2014.
The conference focused on comparative approaches to postcolonial anglophone literatures and cultures in an era of globalization. PhD students and Postdocs who work in the fields of anglophone literatures and cultures, postcolonial studies and cultural studies were invited to present research that employs, discusses or problematizes transcultural, transnational or transregional frameworks.
- 2013 Conference: Challenging Boundaries: Postcolonial Narratives and Notions of the Global
The first Postcolonial Narrations conference took place in Göttingen in 2013. The conference theme was “Challenging Boundaries: Postcolonial Narratives and Notions of the Global”. Here you can find the 2013_Conference Report and here the 2013_Poster.