The Power of Fiction: A Decolonising Literary Salon

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In this inaugural launch event we will consider and celebrate the power of fiction to decolonise. What role does fiction (in all languages from all literary periods) play in the move to decolonise the discipline of English literature, but also decolonise the institution of the university more generally? How do authors rewrite and undo systems of knowing? How does fiction negotiate spaces of political activism, and spur us, as readers, into action? What is it about fiction that is so affective, and effective, in decolonising? And how can we translate our appreciation and engagement of these literary texts into tangible and radical efforts to decolonise our department, the university and our wider communities?
Period22 Oct 2020
Event typeOther
LocationYorkShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal