Postcolonial Research Group:Postcolonial Memory: Resistance, Representation, and Revival

Royal Holloway University of London
Postcolonial Research Group: Postcolonial Memory: Resistance, Representation, and Revival
A Postgraduate Research Day

Keynote Lecture by Joseph Roach (Yale University) 18th September 2009 at Royal Holloway
This event aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for postgraduate students and emerging scholars to discuss contemporary issues in postcolonial studies. The day will incorporate paper presentations and discussion groups.

Proposals for papers of 10-15 minutes are invited for presentation on, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • History and Historiography
  • National Identity and Melancholia
  • Imperialism and Neo-Imperialism
  • Epistemic Conflict
  • Postcolonial Trauma
  • Indigeneity
  • Performativity and Textuality
  • Space, Place, and Environment
  • Diaspora
  • Language, Translation and Interpretation
  • Postcolonialism beyond the Academy
  • Violence and Memory
  • Archive and Repertoire
  • Cultural Heritage and Repatriation

The deadline for abstracts (250 words max.) is June 19th 2009.

Non-presenting participants are also welcome, and will need to register by e-mail, as places are limited. Please send submissions and enquiries toThomas Hilder at

Joseph Roach is Sterling Professor of Theater and English and director of the World Performance Project at Yale University. His award-winning book, Cities of the Dead: Circum-Atlantic Performance (1996), has profoundly influenced thinking about history and memory, not only in performance studies but across the humanities disciplines. His most recent book is It (2007), a study of charismatic celebrity.