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Post-Colonialism and the Struggle for Identity (Yes. It's a part of NeMLA)

Boston, MA
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association
Event: Yes. It's a part of NeMLA
Categories: Postcolonial, Graduate Conference, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, Rhetoric & Composition, World Literatures, Narratology, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2024-03-07 to 2024-03-10 Abstract Due: 2023-09-30
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This panel will focus on the struggles for identity that have arisen in the post-colonial era. It will examine how the legacy of colonialism has impacted identity formation and the construction of national and cultural identities in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. This panel brings together scholars from diverse disciplines to examine the complex and multifaceted processes of identity formation in the postcolonial world.

We welcome papers on the politics of memory, the cultural politics of post-colonial societies, and the role of literature and art in shaping post-colonial identity, gender, race, and racism.

The panel examines the intersections between gender, race, and colonialism in the postcolonial world. We anticipate papers that will discuss how colonialism has shaped gender and racial identities and how these identities continue to shape postcolonial societies. We welcome papers that explore the challenges that postcolonial societies face in achieving gender, and racial equality in the aftermath of colonialism, and the role of culture in postcolonial identity formation. The panelists will explore how culture has been used both to resist and reinforce colonial power and how postcolonial societies are using culture to redefine themselves in the aftermath of colonialism.

By engaging with these topics, the panel aims to explore the complex and contested nature of post-colonial identity formation and the ongoing struggles for self-determination and recognition.


Ayanbode Felix / Dr. Peter Ogunniran