Panels and Papers at Resources of Resistance

Panel 1: Extraction, Exploitation and Exhaustion in Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds

Ben Holgate – A Living Nightmare, not the Dreaming: Alexis Wright’s post-apocalyptic Australia

Jay Parker – “The supreme importance of material interests” – ironising silver and territory in Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo

Panel 2: Hydropolitical Resistance

Saira Fatima Dogar – Water “Matters”: Exploitation and Resistance in Uzma Aslam Khan’s Trespassing

Christine Gilmore – Narrating a Nubian ‘Nile World’: Hydropolitics, Hegemony and Resistance in Mohammed Khalil Qasim’s Ash- Shamandoura (The River Gauge, 1968)

Panel 3: The Consuming Imagination

Bürge Abiral – Urban Permaculturists in Istanbul: Challenges and Strategies for Action

Hugh Crosfield – Don’t Squeeze A South Africa Dry!: mobilizing the orange as anti-apartheid antiracist resistance (1972-1974)

Priyasha Mukhopadhyay – An Uneven Modernity: Famine in the Colonial Imagination

Panel 4: Flows of Resources, Flows of Power

Hannah Boast – Pipelines: water infrastructure and the construction of Palestinian communities in Tawfik Abu Wael’s Atash (Thirst)

Treasa De Loughry: Plasticide & Petro-Modernity

Amber Murrey – Land, Place and Violence in ‘Narratives of Loss’ Along the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline

Panel 5: Land, Environment and Resistance in Urban and Rural Spaces

Rebekah Cumpsty – Locating the Sacred in the City: Conceptual Mapping as Resistance in Johannesburg and New York

Puneet Dhaliwal – Zapatista Autonomy: Land and Indigenous Resistance

Dominic Davies – Infrastructural Reading: Towards A Spatial Resistance – The Case of Prester John (1910)

Panel 6: Aesthetics of Resistance and Resistant Reading Practices

Kristian Shaw – “One fine day a predatory world shall consume itself”: Cyclical Resistance and Narratives of Transformation in David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas

Karen Jackson – Modes of Revealing and Rupturing the Rhetorical and Cognitive Routines of Consumer Culture in Larissa Lai and Rita Wong’s long poem sybil unrest

Rebecca Duncan – Reader/Resource: An ‘Affective Turn’ in Contemporary South African Fiction?

Panel 7: Human and Nonhuman Selves

Frances Hemsley – Human hides, Animal skins: Marechera and Zimbabwean Environmental Policy

Margot Young – Decolonising Subjectivity and the Intolerable Bestial Other

Panel 8: Appropriating Conservation

Annette LaRocco – The comprehensive hunting ban: conservation, resource-use, and contestation in postcolonial Botswana

Sam Perks – Representing Homo Oeconomicus: Capitalist Relations in Planet Earth

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