Speakers & Programme

Confirmed Speakers:


    Professor Ipshita Chanda, (EFLU, Hyderabad) Chair, Department of Comparative Literature

    Professor Rebecca Gould (University of Birmingham), Islamic World & Comparative Lit.

    Professor T Vijay Kumar (Osmania University) Professor of English

    Professor Udaya Kumar (Jawaharlal Nehru University) Professor, Centre for English Studies

    Professor Chandra Mohan (Delhi University), General Secretary, Comp. Lit. Assoc. of India

    Professor Pablo Mukherjee (University of Warwick), Department of English & Comparative Literature

    Dr Sherin Basheer Saheera (EFLU, Hyderabad), Department of Comparative Literature

    Dr Emanuelle Santos (University of Birmingham), Department of Modern Languages

    Professor Robert J. C. Young (New York University), Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg (University of Birmingham) Department of Art History

Global Southern Epistemologies
Early Career Scholars Workshop | 12 – 14 December 2018 | Workshop Programme
English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, New Academic Block, India
(Funded by the British Academy & the Global Research Challenges Fund)

12 December | DAY 1 | INAUGURATION | Venue: EFLU New Academic Block, Room 1
6:00pm: Welcome & Opening Remarks presided by the Vice Chancellor EFLU
6:30-6:45pm: Tea break
6:45-7:30pm: Keynote lecture: Prof Robert Young, “Editing Fanon”
7:30-7:45pm: Respondents: Prof Rebecca Gould and Dr Sherin Basheer Saheera
7:45-8:00pm: Q&A from participants
8:00pm: Dinner (venue TBC)

13 December | DAY 2 | Venue: EFLU New Academic Block, Room 1
9:30-10:30am: Decolonizing Comparative Literature: led by Prof Ipshita Chanda (modern) and Prof Rebecca Gould (premodern)
10:30-10:45am: Tea break
10:45-11:45am: Crossing the Border: Between North and South: led by Dr Emanuelle Santos and Prof T. Vijay Kumar
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch at the Dining Hall of the University Guest House
1:00-3:00pm: Heritage visit (Qutb Shahi tombs)
3:00-3:45pm: Tea break
3:45-6:00pm: Workshop sessions on EU and UK funding: “Funding in Literature, the Arts, & the Social Sciences” led by Prof Rebecca Gould and Prof Khadija von Zinnenburg
4:45-6:00pm: Writing workshop 1: Early career (post-PhD) participants to share receive feedback on their submissions for the workshop. Break into two groups, as follows:
Workshop venues: Mini conference rooms, New Academic Building, third floor.

Gould/ Mukherjee—group 1
Reza Tahir-Kermani (Kazakhstan/Iran)
Neema Ghenim (Algeria)
Ken Junior Lipenga (Malawi)
Subir Rana (India)
Santos/ von Zinnenburg-group 2
Armin Amir
Fatima Bessedik (Algeria)
Ana Lúcia Nunes de Sousa (Brazil)

6:00-7:00pm: Public lecture on Southern Epistemologies Prof Udaya Kumar
Venue: EFLU New Academic Block, Room
7:00pm: Dinner at the Dining Hall of Tagore International Guest House

14 December | DAY 3 | Venue: EFLU New Academic Block, Room 1
10:00-11:15am: “Interrogating ‘Global Southern’ Epistemologies” by Dr K.K. Chakravarty
11:15-12:15pm: “Obtaining Funding in India and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)” by Prof Chandra Mohan
12:15-13:15pm: Lunch at the Dining Hall of the University Guest House
13:30-14:30pm: Session on book publishing (preparing book proposals, submitting to publishers, revision manuscripts for publication) led by Prof Pablo Mukherjee (editor of “New Comparisons in World Literature” book series)
14:30-15:30pm: Session on publishing in peer-reviewed journals led by Prof Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (editor of Third Text) and Prof Robert Young (editor of Interventions)
15:30- 5:00pm: Writing workshop 2: Early career (post-PhD) participants to share receive feedback on their submissions for the workshop. Break into two groups, as follows:
Workshop venues: Mini conference rooms, New Academic Building, third floor.

Gould/ von Zinnenburg —group 1
Armin Amir
Fatima Bessedik (Algeria)
Ana Lúcia Nunes de Sousa (Brazil)

Santos/ Young-group 2
Reza Tahir-Kermani (Kazakhstan/Iran)
Neema Ghenim (Algeria)
Ken Junior Lipenga (Malawi)
Subir Rana (India)

5:00-5:30pm: Tea
5:30-6:30pm: Keynote lecture: Prof Mukherjee “Collective: A Keyword in World Literature.” Respondent: Prof Robert Young
6:30-7:10pm: Round table discussion on future publication and funding plans. Positioning one’s work and one’s self in the academy while pursuing a postcolonial agenda.
7:10pm: Dinner at the Dining Hall of Tagore International Guest House  

7 International Early Career Scholars (post-PhD)
1. Armin Amir (Allamah Tabatabai University, Iran) armin.amir@gmail.com
2. Fatima Bessedik (University of Oran 2, Algeria) fatima_zahrabessedik@yahoo.fr
3. Ana Lúcia Nunes de Sousa (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) anabetune@gmail.com
4. Reza Tahir-Kermani (Kazakhstan/Iran) reza.taher@nu.edu.kz
5. Neema Ghenim (University of Oran 2, Algeria) ghenimnehmet@hotmail.com
6. Ken Junior Lipenga (Stellenbosch University, South Africa/Malawi) klipenga@cc.ac.mw
7. Subir Rana (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Alumnus) 123.subir@gmail.com

26 Early Career Scholars based in India

Abhishek Chatterjee
Hashif K
Baidurya Chakrabarti
Bivitha Easo
Boopathi P
C Chandra Sekhar
Debarati Chakraborty
Dickens Leonard M
Hatem Mohammed Hatem AL- Shamea
M. Jayabharathi
Sujith K G
Manju E P
Muhammed P
Muruganandan K.
Nishant K Narayanan
Pranoo Deshraju
Pritha Chakrabarti
Ria De
Safwan Amir
Sapna Balakrishnan
Shilpa Sajeev
K. Shrikarunakaran
Subhas Yadav
Suchetna Banerjee
Nainala Satish Kumar
Tony Sebastian
Tushar Vinayak Banekar
Vebhuti Duggal
Veena Mani
Yamini Krishna

Bibliography: Speakers’ Recent & Major Works

Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll. “NonWest by North,” Third Text 32.2-3 (2018): 290-310.

Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll Art in the Time of Colony, (London: Ashgate Press, 2014).

Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll. Bordered Lives (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2018).

Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll. ‘The Senses, Presences and Beliefs in Indigenous Art History: Towards a recognition of non-Western historiography and methodology’, with Damian Skinner in Furthering, nurturing and futuring Global Art Histories, special issue of Kunstlicht, 2018.

Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll. ‘Art and Criminology of the Border: The making of the immigration detention archive’, with Mary Bosworth, Oxford Artistic and Practice Based Research Platform, 2017.

Ipshita Chanda, Selfing the City: Single Migrant Women and their lives in Kolkata (Delhi, Kolkata Sage, 2017).

Ipshita Chanda and Bilal Hashmi “Introduction: Comparative Literature,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 32.3 (2012): 465-469. https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/26738

Sharae Deckard, Nicholas Lawrence, Neil Lazarus, Graeme Macdonald, Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, Stephen Shapiro, and Benita Parry, Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-literature by WReC (Warwick Research Collective) (Liverpool University Press, 2015).

Rebecca Ruth Gould, “The Aesthetic Terrain of Settler Colonialism: Katherine Mansfield and Anton Chekhov’s Natives,” Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2018)

Rebecca Ruth Gould, Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2016).

Rebecca Ruth Gould, “Engendering Critique: Postnational Feminism in Postcolonial Syria,” Women Studies Quarterly (special issue on Solidarities) 42.3/4 (2014): 209-229.

Rebecca Ruth Gould, “Conservative in Form, Revolutionary in Content: Rethinking World Literary Canons in an Age of Globalization,” Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/ Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée 41.3 (2014): 270-286.

Rebecca Ruth Gould, “Topographies of Anticolonialism: The Ecopoetical Sublime in the Caucasus from Tolstoy to Mamakaev,” Comparative Literature Studies 50.1 (2013): 87-107.

Rebecca Ruth Gould, “Jim Crow in the Soviet Union,” Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters 36.1 (2013): 125-141.

Udaya Kumar. Writing the First Person: Literature, History and Autobiography in Modern Kerala (Ranikhet: Permanent Black, 2016).

Udaya Kumar. “Autobiography as a Way of Writing History: Personal Narratives from Kerala and the Inhabitation of Modernity,” in History in the Vernacular, eds. Partha Chatterjee and Raziuddin Aquil (Delhi: Permanent Black, 2008), 418-448.

T Vijay Kumar, “’Postcolonial’ describes you as a negative’: an Interview with Amitav Ghosh,” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 9.1 (2007).

T Vijay Kumar “The Writer as Activist: Interview with Ngugi wa Thiong’o.” In South Asian
Responses to Ngugi. Eds. Bernth Lindfors and Bala Kothandaraman. New Jersey & Asmara: Africa World Press, 2001.

Chandra Mohan, E. V. Ramakrishnan, and Harish Trivedi, eds. Interdisciplinary Alter-natives in Comparative Literature (SAGE Publishing India, 2013).

Chandra Mohan, ed. Aspects of comparative literature: current approaches (New Delhi: India Publishers & Distributors : Distributed by Reliance Pub. House, 1989).

Pablo Mukherjee, Final Frontiers: Science Fiction and Techno-Science in Non-Aligned India (Liverpool University Press, 2019)

Pablo Mukherjee, Professor Shonku and the Mystery of Nehruvian Science: Technology, Policy and Satyajit Ray’s Fiction’, in John Parham and Louis Westling (eds.), A Global History of Literature and the Environment (CUP, Cambridge: 2017), 363-376

Pablo Mukherjee, ‘Disaster, Governance and Postcolonial Literatures’, in Jenni Ramone (ed.), The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing (Bloomsbury, 2017)

Pablo Mukherjee, (with Nicholas Lawrence & Jonathan Skinner), ‘Teaching the Environment in the Neo-Liberal University: The Poverty of Eco-Critical Discourses’, in Stephanie LeMenager, Shane Hall & Stephen Siperstein (eds.), Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities (London: Routledge, 2017)

Pablo Mukherjee, “Yet was it human?’: Bankim, Hunter and the Victorian Famine Ideology of Anandamath,” in Grace Moore and Michelle Smith (eds.), Victorian Environments (Palgrave Macmillan: 2017)

Pablo Mukherjee, “Ghana-da in Bandung: Race, Science and Non-Alignment in Premendra Mitra’s Fiction,” in Anindita Banerjee and Sonja Fritzsche eds., Science Fiction Circuits Of the South and East (Peter Lang: 2018).

Emanuelle Santos, “Postcolonial Theory Meets the Portuguese-Speaking World: An Interview with Robert J. C. Young,” Ellipsis, 11, 2013, p. 293-315.

Emanuelle Santos, “From Lusotropicalism to Lusofonia: Brasil-Angola Cultural exchanges under the sign of coloniality”. Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic ed. Jerome Branch (Routledge, 2018), 75-93.

B. S. Sherin, “ Obverse of the Nation.” International Journal for English Language and Literature 2.1 (2016).

Robert J. C. Young and Jean Khalfa, eds. Frantz Fanon, Alienation and Freedom. Translated by Steven Corcoran (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018).

Robert J. C. Young, Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction (2003).

Robert J. C. Young, Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction (2001).

Robert J. C. Young, Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Culture, Theory and Race (London: Routledge, 1995).

Robert J. C. Young, White Mythologies: Writing History and the West (New York: Routledge, 1990).
Quotations from early career participants at the workshop

“Among academics coming from minority backgrounds, especially the ones I belong to, it was common to talk of anything under the sun, except for our own research areas.”

“The Taiwanese thinker Kuan-Hsing Chen has proposed ‘Asia as method’ to overcome present conditions of knowledge production. He argues that instead of looking towards the West, scholars in Asia should look towards their Asian neighbours who share similar historical trajectories of the experiences of colonialism, imperialism and cold war.”

“I have tried to overcome the perceived limitations of Comparative Literature— eurocentrism and ethnic absolutism—by including more texts from Asia, thus reimaging Comparative Cultural Studies as Asia Studies and India Studies in our context.”

“One of the deeper reasons behind early-career researchers like us feeling rather rudderless is the profound lack of academic camaraderie and community that often, unfortunately, defines global-south researchers of niche disciplines like cultural studies like me”

“I have personally found it very hard to find, beyond discussing specific topics some of us might be interested in, a common sustainable interest—and the interest to have such interest—that can engender a sense of belonging to a community of scholars. Surrounded by such aridity, I have always found some semblance of sustainable camaraderie and academic communities to which I can belong through various workshops. I am very much interested to take part in the Global Southern Epistemologies Workshop to find such long-lasting camaraderie”

“Global South is, at the level of academic production, a question of friendship across boundaries, a new mode of belonging as a community.”

“What interested me most about this workshop is one of its goals that is mentioned in the call for applications, which aims at decolonizing the discipline of Comparative Literature and related realms of enquiry like critical theory, cultural studies among others”

How to Stay in Touch with the Network

Workshop Twitter: @global_southern
Hashtag for tweeting about the workshop: #globalsouthernepistemologies
H-Commons Group: https://hcommons.org/groups/global-southern-epistemologies-workshop/ (please contact us if you wish to be added to the private group)
On Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/project/Global-Southern-Epistemologies
Email: globalepistemologies@gmail.com

Please keep us informed of your publications and other achievements after the workshop!