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Diss-ing Orientalism: Creolism and Subjectivity in Caribbean Nationalist Discourse

A talk by Professor Nalini Persram from York University.

Friday, May 14, 2010
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rolfe 4302
(Lydeen Library)
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Nalini Persram is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University, Toronto. She teaches in the graduate programs of Social and Political Thought, Humanities, and Communications and Culture.

Previously, she taught at the University of Dublin, Ireland and the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. She is editor of Postcolonialism and Political Theory (Lexington Books, 2007) and co-editor with J. Edkins and V. Pin-Fat of Sovereignty and Subjectivity (Lynne Rienner, 1999). She is also author of several articles and book chapters that explore central themes within the areas of critical theory, postcoloniality, feminism, Caribbean culture and resistance, and international political theory.

The teaching area she has recently developed and continues to research is on the way canonical European thinkers of the 17th to 20th centuries have theorized empire and the Other. Her forthcoming article, "Spatial and Temporal Dislocations of Theory, Subjectivity and Post()Reason in the Geopolitics of Subaltern Studies," and the other topic of suicide bombing represent her current interests. The paper she will be presenting  is part of her forthcoming book on Guyanese nationalist discourse.

Cost : Free an open to the public


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Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, LAI Working Group on Caribbean Studies, The UCLA Mellon Faculty Seminar on Caribbean Cultural History.

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