International Conference on "Linking Latitudes: Postcolonialism and After"

deadline for submissions: 
January 20, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Swami Vivekananda University
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International Conference


“Linking Latitudes: Postcolonialism and After”


3-5 February, 2024

Swami Vivekananda University

Organized in collaboration with

Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Taylor & Francis (Routledge) and SAGE



This international conference intends to bring together emerging insights from across the humanities and social sciences to highlight how postcolonial studies is being transformed by increasingly influential and radical approaches to nature, matter, subjectivity, human agency,  politics, literature and cultural practice. These include decolonial studies, political ontology, political ecology, indigeneity, posthumanism, transnationalism and so on. It therefore demands new ontological discourses that will reflexively situate our new intellective challenges within the long histories of theoretical narratives. It is time now we had devised and developed interdisciplinary episteme to think  through global, critical, transnational and empirical phenomena that include city spaces and urbanisms in the Global North and South, food politics, colonial land use, cultural and cosmic representation in film, theatre, and poetry, nation building, the Anthropocene, materiality,  pluriversality,  cosmopolitan world views etc  Arif  Dilrik therefore ironically quipped in The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism: “Postcolonial begins …when Third World intellectuals have arrived in First World academe…then perhaps it ends when every department has hired a postcolonialist”.

Already there are multiple critical voices in this direction. There are dramatic suggestions that postcolonialism is over and it has been replaced by new critical discourses. In 2007, PMLA published an Editor’s Column provocatively entitled “The End of Postcolonial Theory”. We may also  refer to certain critical works, such as Hamid Dabashi’s The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism ( ZED Books, London, 2012), Jane Hiddleston’s Writing After Postcolonialism (Bloomsbury, 2017), or Patrick Chabal’s The End of Conceit: Western Rationality after Postcolonialism (ZED Books, London, 2012).

This conference will be attended by Prof. Bill Ashcroft, Prof. Paul Sharrad, Prof. Helen Pringle and other experts from the field.

Under the  rubric of new shifting voices, we intend to focus on, though not strictly limited to,  the following areas:


  • Postcolonialism: Concurrence and Ruptures
  • Subalternity and Indigeneity
  • Global South and the postcolonial aftermath
  • African postcolonial Negotiations
  • Nationalism to Transnationalism
  • Power, Justice and Ideology
  • Disnarration and postcoloniality
  • Memory, amnesia and power
  • Translation transcription and mimicry
  • Postcolonial Environmentalism
  • Gender and Postcolonial Studies
  • Postcolonialism to posthumanism


Abstracts not exceeding 200 words should be sent to by email:

Registration Fees: Faculty Members and others: Rs 3000 (National)

                              Students and Researchers: Rs 2000 (National)