Global Hungers: The Problem of Poverty in Postcolonial Literature
Keynote Speakers: PROFESSOR GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK (University Professor, Columbia University) PROFESSOR LEELA GANDHI (John Hawkes Professor of Humanities and English, Brown University)
This one-day conference showcases interdisciplinary research on poverty in the fields of postcolonial, comparative, and world literature. ‘Hunger’ signifies starvation and entitlement as well as wider problems of disenfranchisement, the void of social opportunities, homelessness and statelessness. With topics spanning from the colonial use of hunger as an ideological battleground to contemporary refugee and environmental crises, we examine literary, cultural, and critical interventions which align the humanities in the fight against global poverty.
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This conference is related to Professor Ankhi Mukherjee’s AHRC-funded research project, “The Psychic Life of the Poor: A City Unseen in Mumbai, London, and New York”: