With a world-class reputation for encouraging inter-disciplinary collaboration, Goldsmiths has long been a centre for postcolonial theory, not surprisingly, since postcolonialism is a field of enquiry which is by its very nature interdisciplinary and which flourishes across, and in the interstices between, academic disciplines.
Postcolonial theory is taught and researched in most of the academic departments at Goldsmiths, including the Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Theatre & Performance, Sociology, Media & Communications, Cultural Studies, Art, Anthropology, Visual Cultures, Music, and Politics. The Centre for Cultural Studies offers an MA in Postcolonial Studies, and two of the founding co-editors of the leading international journal in the field, Postcolonial Studies - Professors Michael Dutton and Sanjay Seth - are in the Politics department at Goldsmiths.
Postcolonial studies is expanding beyond its origins in literary studies (and more generally, a concern with ‘representation’) to an engagement with epistemological, ethical and political questions. In recognition of this, and seeking to facilitate it, the interdisciplinary Centre is administratively housed in the department of Politics. It seeks to provide a forum for those engaged in pushing postcolonialism into new domains to meet, discuss, and to explore and disseminate new ideas. It does so, principally, by organising seminars, colloquia and conferences.
For further information, please contact the Director of the Centre, Professor Sanjay Seth, Email: s.seth, or phone 44 (0)20 7919 7740.
Postcolonial Studies Association
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