Antikolonialismus und Identität
Anticolonialism and Identity
In this block seminar we will deal with European colonialism, Western historiography and questions of class relations. We will read classic texts by C.L.R. James, Frantz Fanon and Edwad Said. In a second step, we will deal with the relationship between the universal and the particular and discuss critical whiteness studies as well as questions of identity in the field of tension between ‘race’, gender and social class. Current discussions in politics and the media are taken up in order to create a real-life reference for the students.
What do I need to know to participate?
All participants must have at least C1 English, as the majority of the texts, podcasts etc. discussed are in English. An openness to critical self-reflection and questioning of the academic canon are also prerequisites. Willingness to organise a session block (45 min.) alone or as a group.
How will we learn?
Individual preparation, joint discussion in the sessions. Basic academic texts, (music) videos, podcasts etc. will be used.
The aim of the seminar is to familiarise students with central theories of anti/postcolonial critique and to be able to place them in the context of current public debates on postcolonial memory and decolonial responsibility, at universities and beyond.
Maximum number of participants