Prof Raka Shome (National University of Singapore) and Dr Goldie Osuri (University of Warwick) discuss the possibilities (and limitations) of a postcolonial media studies
In this event hosted by the MeCCSA Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Network, with the Goldsmiths’ Centre for Feminist Research and Race Critical Studies Network, Professor Shome will address what epistemological unsettlings, as well as new theoretical possibilities, occur when we bring postcolonial studies into conversation with media studies and vice versa. Although postcolonial studies has been primarily dominant in fields as such as Literature, and Comparative Literature, as well as Anthropology, media studies has not been programmatically involved in postcolonial studies much, despite lone scholars working on postcolonial approaches to media and communication in different locations. In an attempt to build a coherent intellectual trajectory and the area of 'postcolonial media studies,' Shome suggests that we need to bring these areas together to see how they may unsettle each other as well as, more importantly, open up new areas and frameworks for investigation, both in media studies as well as postcolonial studies. Relatedly, a part of this talk will also address how engaging a media and technology framework in postcolonial studies may also enable us to address new in/visibilities and relations of gender--especially the gendered body.
Dr Goldie Osuri will respond.
Dates & times
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|27 Nov 2017||5:00pm - 6:30pm|
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