Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies

Postcolonial Masculinities

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sussex Conference Centre, Level 3, Bramber House
Thursday 17th May 2007

Featuring international scholars
and postgraduate researchers, including

Amal Treacher (keynote)
Alan Lester
Colette Harris
Dobrota Pucherova
Mark Leopold
Carole Jones
Ruvani Ranasinha
Denise de Caires Narain

With an emphasis on locations and contexts as much as on the problematisation of bodies and texts, this conference aims to explore the subtle, nuanced ways in which masculinities are configured, represented, performed and processed in different 'postcolonial' times and places. Papers will reflect on current research and present new directions in the analysis of colonial and postcolonial masculinities.
REGISTRATION FORM 'Postcolonial Masculinities': Thursday 17th May 2007

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Conference fee: Waged, £30___ Postgrad , £15 ___ Undergrad, £10 ___

Please make cheques payable to the University of Sussex and send to Steph Newell, Dept of English, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QN (s.newell@sussex.ac.uk)


9-9.30am Registration. Tea/coffee

9.30am Keynote speaker: Amal Treacher
(University of Nottingham)
'Postcolonial Masculinities:
Injurious Imperialism, Emotions and Secrets'

10.30-12.30 Alan Lester (University of Sussex), 'Masculinity, "Race," and Family in the Colonies : Protecting Aborigines in the Early Nineteenth Century British Empire'

Carole Jones (Trinity College Dublin),
' "Acting the Part of an Illiterate Savage": James Kelman and the Question of Postcolonial Masculinity'

Colette Harris (University of Sussex),
' Tajik versus Russian Masculinities: Colonialism and Post-Colonialism'

(Chair: Kai Easton)

12.30-2pm: Lunch will be provided for registered

2,00-3.15pm Dobrota Pucherova (Oxford University), 'Black Men Only: Black Consciousness Poetry in South Africa'

Mark Anthony Leopold (University of Sussex), 'Sex, Violence and History in the Lives of Idi Amin: (Post) Colonial Masculinity as Masquerade'

(Chair: Saul Dubow)

3.15-3.30pm Tea/coffee

3.30-5pm Ruvani Ranasinha (Brunel University), 'Shifting Constructions of Racialised Masculinities in Contemporary British Asian Writing'

Denise de Caires Narain (University of Sussex) , 'Rude Bwais and Loud Noise: Embodying Resistance in the Carribean'

(Chair : Rehana Ahmed)

7.30pm Dinner at 'PREZZO' restaurant, Lewes High Street, Lewes. (Let Steph know by 1pm if you would like to join us.)