"SPEAKING AS THE ‘OTHER’: Coloniality, Subalternity, and Embodied Political Articulations"
(late 18th – early 20th centuries)
10-12 May 2021
Live in Helsinki and online
This multidisciplinary conference seeks to examine performative, embodied and acoustic histories of articulating political representation and colonial ‘otherness’. To that end, we intend to extend the focus of the conference beyond established Anglophone analyses of the metropole and colony, and indeed, beyond the disciplinary pre-eminence of Anglophone postcolonial studies.
The conference is planned to be held live at Metsätalo Lecture Hall 4, Unioninkatu 40, University of Helsinki, and online.
For further details, including the full text of the Call for Papers, please have a look at the conference website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/calliope-international-conference
Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words for 20-minute individual papers, and 500 words for panels or roundtables, along with a brief biographical note of participants (2-3 sentences max), via the following link: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/CALLIOPE_International_Conference_6110
The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is 21st November 2020. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their submissions by 16th December 2020.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Arthur Asseraf (University of Cambridge), Barnita Bagchi (Utrecht University), Ananya Jahanara Kabir (King's College London), and Sophie White (University of Notre Dame)
'Le Thinnai Kreyol': Ari Gautier in conversation with Ananya Jahanara Kabir
Sergio Andrés Castrillón A. (University of Helsinki)
The CALLIOPE Team, Department of Cultures, University of Helsinki.
Esha Sil and Karen Lauwers
'CALLIOPE: Vocal Articulations of Parliamentary Identity and Empire', Department of Cultures, University of Helsinki, Finland