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AUSTRALIAN STUDIES CENTRE
THE TRICONTINENTAL LECTURES SERIES
The Tricontinental Lecture Series is an initiative of the teachers of Postcolonial Studies in the English Department at Barcelona University
initiative of the teachers of Postcolonial Studies in the English
Department at Barcelona University, The University of Barcelona
Tricontinental Lectures Series was created in 2011 to incorporate
interventions by speakers of diverse academic and diverse cultural
backgrounds intervening in the Postcolonial Studies courses offered at
the Department of English and German Studies. The first Tricontinental
Lecture was read by Sudanese-British writer Jamal Mahjoub in 2011, in
an auspicious event co-organized with Casa Africa.
title responds to the conviction that the interdisciplinary field of
Postcolonial Studies has a social and political responsibility, and
pays homage to 20th century anti-colonial struggle. It was inspired by
Robert Young’s precise reclamation of the key tenets of postcolonialism:
ways, tricontinental is a more appropriate term to use than
postcolonial. ... As terms, both "tricontinental" and "third world"
retain their power because they suggest an alternative culture, an
alternative 'epistemology'... Postcolonialism begins from its own
knowledges, many of them more recently elaborated during the course of
the anti-colonial movements, and starts from the premise that those in
the west, both within and outside the academy, should take such other
knowledges, other perspectives, as seriously as those of the west.
Postcolonialism, or tricontinentalism, is a general name for these
insurgent knowledges that come from the subaltern, the dispossessed,
and seek to change the terms and values under which we all live."
Robert J.C. Young, Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction.Oxford: O.U.P., 2003.
If you would like to offer a lecture in this series please contact Dr. Isabel Alonso: email@example.com
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Dr. Isabel Alonso firstname.lastname@example.org