Masterclass: ‘The Postcolonial Cultural Industry: Icons, Markets, Mythologies’.
On Friday June 5, 2015 the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL) and the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (Utrecht University) in cooperation with the Postcolonial Studies Initiative (PCI, Utrecht University) are organizing a masterclass with professor Sandra Ponzanesi around her publication ‘The Postcolonial Cultural Industry: Icons, Markets, Mythologies’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
In this masterclass, PhD candidates and Research Master students are invited to connect their research project to the discussions in ‘The Postcolonial Cultural Industry’ relating to issues such as globalization (what is the role of postcolonial cultural industries in the age of globalization?), cultural value and the canon (how is cultural value attributed to postcolonial artworks and how are they used to create cosmopolitan distinction?) adaptations (what happens to the postcolonial in processes of adaptation?), or other angles which connect their work to Professor Ponzanesi’s book. Each paper will be briefly discussed by a designated respondent and faculty member with relevant expertise.
Prof. Dr. Sandra Ponzanesi will give a keynote lecture. Sandra Ponzanesi is Professor of Gender and Postcolonial Studies at the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University, Head of Humanities at University College Utrecht, and the founder of the Postcolonial Studies Initiative at Utrecht University. Her interdisciplinary research interests include postcolonial studies, feminist theories, media studies, postcolonial cinema and Europe. She is the author of ‘Paradoxes of Post-colonial Culture’ (State University of New York Press 2004) and co-editor of multiple edited volumes, among which ‘Postcolonial Cinema Studies’ (Routledge, 2012), ‘Deconstructing Europe. Postcolonial Perspectives’ (Routledge, 2012). She has recently edited ‘Gender, Globalization and Violence: Postcolonial Conflict Zones’ (Routledge, 2014).