The conference organisers are Hannah Boast, Rebekah Cumpsty, Nicola Robinson and Lucy Potter. We are all PhD Students in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York; Hannah is co-supervised by the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield.

Our PhD projects share a concern for the representation of contested material and cultural resources in postcolonial and world literature. We study a range of resources, including water, space, land, labour and food, and we situate our research within debates over access, ownership, and local struggle. We are keen to engage with other scholars with whom we can make vital critical interventions into debates over literature, ecology, economy, and resistance.

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