Postcolonial Colloquium

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Postcolonial Colloquium

The Postcolonial Colloquium is organized by graduate students of the Department of English at Princeton University as a forum for the study of the problem of postcolonialism. During the academic year, we host talks and discussions that reflect on the different kinds of subjects and forms of subjection that can be called postcolonial today.

An important function of the colloquium is to serve as a venue within the department for conversations about difference, especially racial and ethnic difference. We also seek to provide a space for conversations about theory and method, with a particular emphasis on the intellectual legacies of anti-colonial discourse and postcolonial studies.

The colloquium’s theme for 2017–2018 is the relationship between subjectivity and technology.

Past Events


Apr 20
Reinaldo Funes Monzote, Department of History, University of Havana, Henry Hart Rice Family Foundation Visiting Professor, Macmillan Center, Yale University; and Rahul Mukherjee, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 3: 30 PM

Techne, Technique, Technology


Nov 29
David Kazanjian, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2016-17)
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Atlantic Speculations, Quotidian Globalities

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.