Day 1

 9:00 – 9.30 Registration and Coffee

 9:30 – 9.45 Welcome

 9:45 – 10:45 Keynote Lecture: Dr Sharae Deckard Tea Barons and Coconut Kings: Sri Lanka, Commodity Frontiers, and the World-Ecology

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00 Panel 1: Extraction, Exploitation and Exhaustion in Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds

Ben Holgate – “A war for money”: neocolonialism, environmental apocalypse, and Alexis Wright’s reassertion of Indigenous knowledge in Australia

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

12:00 – 1:00 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 Yahya Mukhtar’s Jibāl al-Kohl (2001)

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 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

3:00 – 4:20 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 and Petro-Modernity

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

4:20 – 4:45 Coffee break

4:45 – 6.00 Keynote Lecture: Professor Jennifer Wenzel  ‘To Begin Everything All Over Again’: Fanon, Resource Sovereignty, and Contrapuntal Environmentalism

6.00 – 7.00 Wine reception

7:30 Conference dinner


Day 2

9:00 – 9:30 Coffee

9:30 – 10:30 Keynote Lecture: Dr Anthony Carrigan   Compound Disaster, Uneven Recovery: Reading the Catastrophic Legacies of 1970–71 in Bangladesh

10:30 – 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 – 11.45 Panel 5: 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

11:45 – 12:45 Panel 6: Human and Nonhuman Selves

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

Margot Young – Decolonising Subjectivity and Intolerable Bestial Others

12.45 – 2.00 Lunch    /    Postcolonial Studies Association AGM

2.00 – 3.30 Panel 7: 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)

3.30 – 3.45 Break

3.45 – 5.15 Panel 8: 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 – Visceral Fiction: Rerouting Affective Economies in Contemporary South African Literature

5.15 – 5.30 Closing Remarks




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