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Panel: Decolonizing German Studies: Literature of Migration as Catalyst?

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:30pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Decolonization is a growing niche in German Studies [e.g. works of Kien Nghi Ha, Dirk Göttsche, Jürgen Zimmerer] – but a niche, nonetheless. Yet Germany has been and is changing. Aladin El-Mafaalani writes: “Die Integration von Teilen in ein Ganzes verändert dieses Ganze” (83, 2018). A (more) diverse Germany necessitates comprehensive contention with its complicated past, laying bare the various structures of oppression that consciously and unconsciously impede or prohibit integration and cohabitation. Furthermore, Decolonial theory necessitates such a discussion, positing that modernity and coloniality are co-constituent: colonialism is not an effect of modernization but an element of its foundation.

Erasure and the Environment Conference

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:20pm
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Extended Deadline: 1st June 2020


Erasure and the Environment Conference

Loughborough University, 17-18th September 2020

Keynote Address: Prof. David Herd (University of Kent)