New Voices in Postcolonial Studies: Interdisciplinary Imaginations, Critical Confrontations Symposium, 13th Jun


    The New Voices in Postcolonial Studies Network is really pleased to announce the Interdisciplinary Imaginations, Critical Confrontations symposium which will take place on Thursday 13th June 2019 from 8:45am to 5:45pm in the School of English, University of Leeds. We have prepared a fantastic programme.

    The symposium aims to evaluate and interrogate the longstanding value of interdisciplinary working in postcolonial studies and to cultivate new avenues for research. It will provoke frank and urgent discussions on the aspirations of postcolonial research and evaluate the discipline’s role in intervening in the very real challenges affecting an increasingly asymmetrical world. Registration costs £10 and travel subsidies are available. Refreshments, breakfast, and lunch is included.

    Confirmed invited guest speakers include: Prof John McLeod (Leeds); Dr Amy Rushton (Nottingham Trent University); Dr Jason Allen-Paisant (Leeds); Dr Hannah Boast (Birmingham); Dr Jason Arday (Roehampton); Dr Veronica Barnsley (Sheffield); and Dr Jeremy Poynting (Peepal Tree Press, Leeds).

    Book your place for the Interdisciplinary Imagination, Critical Confrontations symposium (8:45am – 5:45pm) here.

    In order to be eligible to apply for a contribution towards your travel costs, you must have sent us a copy of your receipt and registered by Monday 13th May. Please email your receipt at After that date, we will calculate how much we are able to offer each claimant and send a confirmation by Friday 17th May.

    New Voices in Postcolonial Studies is a new multi-disciplinary PGR-led network featuring students from Midlands- and Yorkshire-based universities. This one-day symposium represents the network’s closing event for the 2018-2019 academic year, and we welcome PGRs and ECRs to present their work. You can join our mailing list by emailing