London Seminar Group Meeting – Discussing Spivak (18 December)

History of Feminism Network presents a seminar series in postcolonial
approaches to feminism.

This semester the seminars will take the form of a reading group.
Please read the texts in advance and come along ready to discuss them.

18th Dec. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’, in
Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg,  Marxism and the Interpretation of
Culture (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998), pp. 271-313.

And, optionally, Ania Loomba, ‘Dead Women Tell No Tales: Issues of
Female Subjectivity, Subaltern Agency and Tradition in Colonial and
PostColonial Writings on Widow Immolation in India’, Reina Lewish and
Sara Mills (eds.), Feminist Postcolonial Theory: A Reader (Edinburgh:
Edinburgh University Press, 2003), pp. 241-262.

As this is the final seminar of term, wine will be served.

All seminars take place in from 5.30-7.00pm in the Tillotson Room,
502, 30 Russell Square. Please contact Dr Naomi Hetherington or Dr Laura Schwartz for further details.

Organised by the History of Feminism Collective: Marc Calvini-Lefebvre
(Open University), Esme Cleall (UCL), Angela Grainger (London
Metropolitan University), Daniel Grey, (St Mary’s University College),
Naomi Hetherington (Birkbeck, University of London), Laura Schwartz
(St Hugh’s College, Oxford); and hosted by the Department of English
and Humanities and BIGS, Birkbeck College, University of London


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