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Global Challenges: Borders, Populism and the Postcolonial Condition

Global Challenges: Borders, Populism and the Postcolonial Condition - An international conference on critical theory, postcoloniality, migration and populism. Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden, 14-16 June 2018.

The international conference Global Challenges: Borders, Populism and the Postcolonial Condition addresses current global challenges with a focus on the present resurrection of geographical and intellectual borders, the rise of populism in the West and beyond, and the realisation that current geopolitical relations are still deeply informed by the long history of colonialism. Confirmed keynotes are Mieke Bal, Gurminder K Bhambra, Carolyn J Dean, and Dominick LaCapra. To facilitate a productive and interdisciplinary meeting, the conference will include scholars from a wide interdisciplinary spectrum, including postcolonial studies, migration studies, animal studies, trauma studies, and ecocriticism.