Two Day International Conference on Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Signposts and Contemporary Interventions

About the Conference

When: 11-12 May 2023
Venue: Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata
Call for Papers

Selected papers will be published in the form of an edited anthology/in a
special issue of Postcolonial Interventions.

Theme of the Conference

The ever-expanding domain of postcolonial studies has been consistently grappling with various global and local issues which have been diversely explored by authors and artists across the world. From the rise of authoritarian populism to migrant and refugee crises of varying degrees to systemic economic exploitation of multitudes by the networks of global capital to growing threats of ecological disasters brought about by unchecked global warming – the dangers are manifold and with complex intersections. Such developments and their diverse representations through several media have necessitated both a re-evaluation of earlier theoretical strands as well as a re-configuration of the canons of postcolonial literature and culture.

The conference on Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Signposts and Contemporary Interventions, to be organised by Advanced Research Centre for Indian Writing in English – P.G. Department of English and IQAC, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata in collaboration with Postcolonial
Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies, invites papers on texts and cultural representations of the last two decades which will explore all these issues and more while being mindful of trajectories of departure and possibilities of future developments.

Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited on topics which may include but is
are not limited to the following:

  • Postcolonial Aesthetics
  • Poetics of Diaspora and Transnation
  • Literary and Cultural representation of subalternity
  • Textual Construction of Publics and Counterpublics
  • Nation and LGBTQI Communities
  • Freedom and Dissent in the Postcolony
  • Empire and Networks of Global Capital
  • Literature, Climate Crisis and Empire
  • Voices of Adivasis and Aborigines
  • Representing Alterity and Diversity in the Nation-state
  • Gender in the Postcolony
  • Literary and Cultural Response to Re-Emergence of Imperial Aggression

Important Dates:


Abstracts are to be sent to:
Selected candidates will have to submit full papers within 30 April 2023.

Registration Fees Submission Details:

  • Paper presenters Rs.1500/-
  • Faculty participants Rs.1000/-
  • Students Rs. 200/-

Bank and Branch: Axis Bank, CIT Road, Kolkata 700014
Account Name: Department of English-Lady Brabourne College
Account Number: 910010032362003
IFSC Code: UTIB0000161

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