Postcolonial World Literature

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February 15, 2016 to February 25, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Literature, Nationalism History / Studies


This is a very interesting exploratory course that dwells on the multifarious aspects of Postcolonialism and its impact on world literature. It seeks to explore literature written in English since Goethe’s declaration of the arrival of World Literature in early 19th century to the present that reflect on change--cultural, political, technological, and environmental--and in so doing, reflect on our position as contemporary readers of literature. This course shall deal with the history of Postcolonial world literature, the methods of Postcolonial world literature, translations in Postcolonial world literature and the various threads of Postcolonialism reflected in contemporary literature such as race, ethnicity, immigrant lives, religion, popular culture, and many more.  This course will also look into non-canonical, non-European writings from around the globe from a postcolonial lens. In the process, participants will develop newer, fresher perspectives and worldviews about Postcolonialism and thus appreciate a new knowledge of the world through the study of Postcolonial World Literature.
Course participants will learn these topics through lectures and tutorials. There is a definite scope to discuss, deliberate and create an individual take on postcolonial world literature through this course.


A: History and Theories of Postcolonial World Literature   

B: Methods and Translations of Postcolonial World Literature           

C:  Varied Aspects of Postcolonial World Literature   

Dates: 15-25 February, 2016. Venue: IIT Bhubaneswar

Deadline for registration: 15 January 2016.

Limited number of seats are available for the workshop.

You Should

Attend If…

  • you are a Faculty of English interested in training yourself in Postcolonial world literature.
  • you are a student/researcher from the discipline of English interested to pursue Postcolonial Literature now or later in your academic life.
  • you are a researcher from the disciplines of Humanities and/or social sciences interested to gain in-depth knowledge of Postcolonialism and apply the same in your research.
  • you are a student or faculty from an academic institution interested in literature in general and Postcolonial world literature in particular.
  • you are a freelancing scholar/ industry employee with an active interest in Postcolonial literature.

Fees and Registration

The participation fees for taking the course is as follows:

Participants from abroad : US $300

Industry/ Research Organizations: Rs. 10000/-

Academic Institutions:

Teachers : All modules : Rs. 5000/-

Students : All modules : Rs. 1000/-


The above fees include all instructional materials, computer use for tutorials and internet facility at the host institute during the course. The participants will have to take care of their travel, accommodation and food. However, accommodation can be arranged for a few participants on first-come-first-serve basis strictly against payment. Limited number of travel grants (III AC train fare) are available. For any queries regarding registration or other practical information, please contact the course coordinator.


Participants can register for the course on the link below:



Contact Info: 

Dr. Punyashree Panda, Assistant Professor, School of HSSM, IIT Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, Ph: (91)674-2576155, email:,

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