10 Oct 2008 All day CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane


Deadline for registration is 8 October 2008. 


Mary Jacobus (CRASSH)
Santanu Das (Queen Mary London)


‘The humanities—training in literary reading in particular–is good at textual change. Each discipline has its own species of “setting-to-work” …’ . The work of Gayatri Spivak has focused both on change, including disciplinary change in the Humanities, and on the particular forms of ‘setting-to-work’ involved in post-colonial pedagogies. This colloquium ‘around the work of Gayatri Spivak’ salutes her contribution to teaching and change, bringing together graduate and faculty speakers for a day of papers and discussion. A CRASSH/ QMUL collaboration, it is part of the AHRC-funded Interdisciplinary Training Network (IRTN) for graduate students as well as contributing to the CRASSH-based Centre for Disciplinary Innovation. 


Confirmed speakers :

Shahida Bari (QMUL)
Santanu Das (QMUL)
Ben Etherington (Cambridge)
Shruti Kapila (Cambridge)
Molly McDonald (QMUL)
Nayanika Mookherjee (Lancaster)
Ankhi Mukherjee (Oxford)
Simon Swift (Leeds)
Jared Zimbler (Cambridge)

To close the workshop, Gayatri Spivak will be  in conversation with Martin McQuillan (Leeds), followed by an open discussion.

Recommended Readings 

1.  Ethics and Politics in Tagore, Coetzee, and Certain Scenes of Teaching

2. Righting Wrongs – 2002: Accessing Democracy among the Aboriginals,
     Chapter 1 of
Other Asias
   This reading is password protected. Please contact apm50@cam.ac.uk.


Spaces will be limited to enable discussion to take place, with priority for graduate students. 



IRTN travel bursaries are available for students attending the event.
Do download a bursary form please go to http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/page/39/irtn.htm.


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