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Research Colloquium: The Postcolonial and the Postsocialist Revisited, or A decolonial view of the post-soviet human condition (Madina Tlostanova)

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In the second session of this semester's research colloquium, Madina Tlostanova (Linköping) explores decolonial thought in post-socialist and post-colonial spaces. The research colloquium is organized in cooperation with the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies.

Many works have been written on various specific intersections of the postcolonial and the postsocialist as temporalities, sensibilities and analytical lenses. A decolonial view offers additional angles to the picture introducing categories of the imperial difference, modernity/coloniality, the geopolitics and corpopolitics of knowledge, etc. and allows to shift the discussion from the description of the specific regional histories to postcolonialism and postsocialism as current global predicaments and also potentially, as a dialogical space for the emergence of “deep coalitions” (Lugones) and global alliances for refuturing. In the talk I will focus on some decolonial impulses in the post-Soviet/post-colonial spaces and subjectivites in arts and social movements.

Madina Tlostanova is professor of postcolonial feminisms at Linköping University (Sweden). Her interests focus on decolonial thought, indigenous feminisms and feminisms of the Global South, the postsoviet/postcolonial human condition, fiction and art.

When?  6 May 2021, 16:15

Where?  Via ZOOM (Meeting-ID: 626 3518 8467)

The full program for the summer semester 2021 can be found here.