This colloquium advances crucial conversations on world language and literature study on the UW Seattle campus through an interdisciplinary, multi-departmental speaker series focused on issues of race, identity, colonialism, and migration within a broad European context. These trans- or postnational, transcultural, and multilingual approaches to national literatures offer effective frameworks for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to grasp the intersectional complexity of power configurations in literary and visual cultures.
Colloquium on Transcultural Approaches to Europe 2023 Speaker Series
February 23, 2023 | 3:30-5:00pm (PT) | Zoom
Livi Yoshioka-Maxwell: "Leïla Sebbar's Neo-Orientalisms and the French Imaginary"
May 2, 2023 | 11:30am-1:00pm | Zoom
Katharina Kehl: “Between Homonationalism & Anti-Gender Politics – Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Construction of Swedish Nationhood”
May 18, 2023 | 4:00-5:30pm | CMU 120
Jamele Watkins: “On East German Transnational Solidarity with Angela Davis”
May 19, 2023 | 1:30-2:30pm | CMU 202
Jamele Watkins: "Drama and the Archive"
Laila Amine (English, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is author of Postcolonial Paris: Fictions of Intimacy in the City of Light (2018). Her research concerns major contemporary social issues, particularly narratives about race and migration in Europe and the United States.
Katharina Kehl (Gender Studies) researches the role played by gender, sexuality, and race in nationalist politics of (non-)belonging, focusing on Scandinavian contexts.
Jamele Watkins (German Studies, University of Minnesota Twin Cities)studies race and gender in Germany in the 20th and 21st Century. Her current book project, Roses for Angela, examines East German transnational solidarity with Angela Davis.
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made as soon as possible to the Simpson Center, 206-685-5260, email@example.com.
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