Global History of the Book

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How do the lives of books shape worlds? What role have books played in perpetuating resistance across borders? In this Race and Resistance event, the editors of two forthcoming collections, The Global Histories of the Book: Methods and Practices (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and Fighting Words: Fifteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World (Peter Lang, 2017), both of which engage with these questions in different ways, will offer some thoughts on the genesis and process of their respective projects and on the role of the book in (and of) the world more generally. Organized as a roundtable debate, this event will therefore serve as a chance to learn more about—as well as contribute to contemporary—critical discussions of global histories of the book, and participants and attendees from all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome. Refreshments will be provided, and discount flyers for both books will be available. 


Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century

Contact name: Dominic Davies
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Audience: Open to all