Re-Thinking Europe: Programme

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Sat, 2 November 2019 10:30 – 17:30 GMT


Peter Brown Room, Darwin College, University of Kent


10:30 Welcome and coffee

11:00 to 12:30 Writing and Re-imaging Europe from the Edges

  • Professor Lars Jensen (Roskilde University): ‘Writing Postcolonial Europe’
  • Dr Maria Ridda (University of Kent): ‘Remaking Europe from its Lawless Frontiers’
  • Dr Norbert Bugeja (University of Malta): ‘The Edge(s) of Memoir in an Ageing Europe: Postcolonial Notes’

12:30 to 1:30 Lunch

13:30 to 15.00 Europe in Crisis: Borders, Barriers and Memory

  • Dr Paula McCloskey (University of Derby) and Dr Sam Vardy (Sheffield Hallam University): ‘The Eile Project; a place, of their own’
  • Professor Miguel Mellino (Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale): ‘Policing The Refugee Crisis: Neoliberalism between Biopolitics and Necropolitics’
  • Professor Sandra Ponzanesi (Utrecht University): ‘Phantoms of Europe: Intellectual Legacies and Cultural Transitions in Postcolonial Europe’

15.00 to 15:30 Coffee

15:30 to 16:30 Roundtable discussion on the objectives of the network and next steps

16:30 to 17.00 Talk by artist Agnese Purgatorio (Podbieski Contemporary, Milan)

17. 15 Wine reception


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