War Stories: Reading the Postcolonial Text (CCWW Seminar)

01 May 2013, 14:00 - 17:00

Event Type:
Seminar
Venue:
Room 243 (Senate House)
Venue Details:

Senate House 
Malet Street 
London WC1E 7HU

Description

Convenor/chair: Caroline E. Kelley (Paris)
All welcome (please contact Gill Rye to attend)

This seminar approaches the text as a possible site of resistance, where dominant paradigms of war and notions of authenticity might be challenged. Several 20th- and 21st-century texts by women will be considered, linking the textual voice to constructions of gender and ethnicity. Considering the notion of the war story as something that is ultimately multiple and shifting, attempts to deconstruct - to challenge - dominant paradigms of war will be explored. 

Speakers:
Jane Hiddleston (Exeter College, Oxford): Collecting Memories? Photographs and Narratives of the Algerian War in Leïla Sebbar’s ‘Carnets de Voyages’
Kate Averis (Paris X): Laura Restrepo: Narrating the Unspoken War in Colombia
Tahia Abdel Nasser (American University in Cairo): Between the Postcolonial and Revolutionary: Women's Memoirs in Egypt

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