Monday, February 1, 2016

PCI Annual Conference

New Publications and Projects


Utrecht University, Drift 21, Sweelinckzaal

February 17,  2016, 13.00hrs





The Postcolonial Studies Initiative organizes its annual conference focusing on the exchange and sharing of information about the latest publications and projects of the PCI members from the Netherlands. 
The first part of the day will comprise presentations regarding the latest publications of the following authors: Rosemarie Buikema, Barnita Bagchi, Doro Wiese, Jolle Demmers, Christine Quinan, Sandra Ponzanesi, Koen Leurs, and Patricia Schor. The second part of the conference will be dedicated to the presentation of the Special Issue "The Point of Europe" (guest editor Sandra Ponzanesi, Interventions, 18.2, 2016). Sandra Ponzanesi, Rosemarie Buikema, Birgit Kaiser, and Kathrin Thiele will be presenting their articles that can be found in this special issue. 

The conference will be followed by the official book launch of the Postcolonial Transitions in Europe book (Sandra Ponzanesi and Gianmaria Colpani eds., Rowman and Littlefield, 2015).

More more information, see under Conferences

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


International Symposium
The role of (Post)colonial Public Intellectuals in Europe:
 Figures, Ideas and Connections


Utrecht University, 28-29 January 2016

Convenors: 
Sandra Ponzanesi, Umr Ryad, Remco Raben, 
and Bert van den Brink

Keynote Speaker:
 Prof. Engin Isin
 Professor of Citizenship, 
Politics and International Studies (Open University, UK)


Speakers: Elisabeth Buettner; Rosemarie Buikema; Quinsy Gario; Odile Heynders, Nancy Jouwe; Birgit Kaiser; Jamila Mascat; Sandro Mezzadra; Sandra Ponzanesi; Remco Raben; Umar Ryad; Mehdi Sajid; Neelam Srivastava; Bert van den Brink; Arnoud Visser




This two-day symposium investigates the role and impact of ‘(post)colonial’ public intellectuals in Europe. What is an intellectual, and what is his/her role in the twentieth-first century? What is specific to ‘postcolonial’ intellectuals and how do they relate to past and present dynamics in Europe? Which are the figures, ideas, networks that they established across borders and time? The role of public intellectuals is particularly complex for (post)colonial intellectuals who juggle contending regimes of political representations, individual and collective, playing a crucial role among their community as well as in the host society.


For more information, see under Conferences.




The conference is sponsored by Utrecht University's strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies.







Thursday, August 27, 2015

Postcolonial Film and Lectures series 2015-2016



The Postcolonial Studies Initiative is happy to announce its new film and lectures series. 
The series are organized annually and invites all interested in our European postcolonial present and the representation of its political, cultural and aesthetic realities and challenges. 


PCI Film Series 2015-2016 

The film series will take place every third Tuesday of the month, starting with September until April.

LocationDrift 21, room 032
Time: 19.15-21.30                                         


September 15

Those who feel the fire burning (Morgan Knibbe, NL, 2014)
Introduced by Christine Quinan
With the special presence of film director Morgan Knibbe for Q&A.
October 20
Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, Germany, 1982)
Introduced by Kari Driscoll
November 17
Besouro (João Daniel Tikhomiroff, Brazil, 2009)
Introduced by Edward Akintola Hubbard
December 15
Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, France/Mauritania, 2014)
Introduced by Domitilla Olivieri
January 12
The missing picture (Rithy Panh, Cambodia, 2014)
Introduced by Sandra Ponzanesi
February 16
Aferim! (Radu Jude, Romania, 2015)
Introduced by Laura Candidatu
March 15
Drone (Tonje Hessen Schei, Norway, 2014)
Introduced by Doro Wiese
April 19
The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, Indonesia, 2013) Introduced by Susanne Knittel




PCI Lecture Series, Fall 2015


October 9

Writing Transcultural Adoption
John McLeod (University of Leeds, UK)
October 13
Discursive Mangroves in the Contemporary Caribbean Imaginary
Odile Ferly (Clark University, USA)
November 17
Ghost Cities and Ruin Lust
Christoph Lindner (University of Amsterdam, NL)












For more information about the screenings and lectures, please check under Agenda: http://www.postcolonialstudies.nl/p/agenda_19.html