Invitation | Literary studies, decolonization and climate-transformed scholarship | 7 June | 1pm (online)

Tuesday, 7 June, 2022 - 13:00

WiSER invites you to an online discussion


Literary studies, decolonization and climate-transformed scholarship  


What can literature and the humanities more generally bring to dual debates about decolonization and environmental crisis, via the question of water?  Through the launch of a special journal issue entitled Reading for Water”, this session will demonstrate how literary studies can be deployed towards a climate-transformed and decolonized scholarship. Contributors Victoria Collis-Buthelezi, Nafisa Essop Sheik, Simon van Schalkwyk and Michael Titlestad will discuss the topic, in conversation with the editors Isabel Hofmeyr, Charne Lavery and Sarah Nuttall, followed by a discussion.


This session forms part of a series of discussions WiSER is hosting across the year on the theme of decolonization and the futures of  research in the African humanities and social sciences.


June 7
1:00 - 2:10pm

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