Open University Postcolonial Literatures Seminar Series: Resources in Anti-Colonial Thought

06 December 2012, 17:30 - 19:00

Event Type:
Room 234 (Senate House)
Venue Details:

Senate House 
Malet Street 
London WC1E 7HU


Pierre-Philippe Fraiture, ‘V. Y. Mudimbe and Decolonisation’.

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture is Associate Professor and Reader in French Studies at the University of Warwick. He is the author of two monographs, Le Congo belge et son récit à la veille des indépendances. Sous l’empire du royaume (2003) and La Mesure de l’autre. Afrique subsaharienne et roman ethnographique de Belgique et de France (1918-1940) (2007), and is completing a third, VY  Mudimbe’s Undisciplined Africanism: an Intellectual Journey. He has co-edited several collections of essays: the section on Belgium in A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures: Continental Europe and Its Empires (2008), with Nathalie Aubert and Patrick McGuinness, La Belgique entre deux siècles : laboratoire de la modernité, 1880-1914 (2007), and with Nathalie Aubert and Patrick McGuinness, From Art Nouveau to Surrealism. Belgian Modernity in the Making (2007). 

For any queries regarding the Autumn 2012 seminar series, contact the organisers David Johnson or Alex Tickell, Department of English, The Open University (,