Postcolonial theorist and novelist Professor Elleke Boehmer (Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK) will have a conversation with Prof. Rosemarie Buikema (Utrecht University, NL) about her latest novel The Shouting in the Dark (Sandstonde Press, 2015) and the performance of white citizenship in South Africa. This conversation will be held on February 18, 2016 (from 13.30 hrs) in Utrecht.
Internationally known for her research in postcolonial writing and theory and the literature of empire, Elleke Boehmer currently works on questions of migration, identity and resistance in both postcolonial literature and writing of the colonial period, in particular of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Her main supervisory interests include anti-colonialism since 1870; life-writing and auto-biography; modernism, masculinity and empire; and the cross-overs between feminism and nationalism in colonial and postcolonial writing.
Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literature in English, a Professorial Governing Body Fellow at Wolfson College, and Deputy Director of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson. She writes both fiction and non-fiction, cultural history and criticism.
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