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CFP: Colonial Legacies Revisited in the Digital Era

In the digital era, with the rise of social media, the outcomes of an unprecedented pandemic, a rise in surveillance capitalism, and in some cases, rediscovering the (re)signification and even complete elimination of colonial symbols through historical and cultural revisionism, recent academic discussions have featured the decolonized approach. Postcolonial theories have expanded and contributed to the visibility of historically oppressed communities, but much work remains in literary and cultural studies. The rise of political movements has renewed interest in the ideas of post- and decolonial theorists such as Albert Memmi, Jacques Derrida, Gayatri Spivak, Edward W. Said, Homi K. Bhabba, Maryse Condé, and Walter Mignolo. As a department committed to the tenants of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), we are committed to engage with these complex and critical issues in a meaningful way, and welcome diverse perspectives and approaches, including those from Indigenous and Black communities. Through our commitment to this work, we aim to deepen our understanding and contribute to ongoing efforts towards decolonization. Therefore, what sets of parameters enable decolonization in our current society and how does it confront colonial legacies in today’s digital age?

March 3, 2023 12:00 am to 11:45 pm

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Event type: Conference


Event type: Call for Papers