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BSLS Winter Symposium 2021: On Decoloniality in Literature and Science

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BSLS Winter Symposium 2021: On Decoloniality in Literature and Science

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This year’s Winter Symposium is on the theme of decoloniality in literature and science.

It will feature a keynote lecture by Dr Josie Gill (University of Bristol), whose book Biofictions: Race, Genetics and the Contemporary Novel was awarded the BSLS Book Prize in 2020.

We will be joined by Dr Chisomo Kalinga (University of Edinburgh), Dr Manali Karmakar (Vellore Institute of Technology), and Dr Sandeep Bakshi (University of Paris) for a roundtable discussion on decolonial approaches to literature, medicine and the body.

There will also be a publishing talk for PGRs and ECRs by Ben Doyle, publisher of Literary Studies at Bloomsbury Academic, as well as a grants talk led by Dr Tom Bray of the Wellcome Trust.

The Symposium will take place on Saturday the 20th of November on Zoom and Wonder and is free and open to all. In order to attend, you will need to register using this Eventbrite page by Monday the 15th of November.

Programme:

10.00-10.15am Welcome and Opening Remarks by Jenni Halpin, BSLS Chair

10.15-11.15am Keynote Lecture: Josie Gill

11.15-11.30am Break

11.30-12.00pm Publishing Talk with Ben Doyle, Bloomsbury Academic

12.00-12.15pm Break

12.15-1.00pm Grants Talk with Tom Bray, Wellcome Trust

1.00-1.30pm Lunch

1.30-2.45pm Roundtable with Chisomo Kalinga, Manali Karmakar, Sandeep Bakshi

2.45-3.00pm Coffee Break

3.00-3.45pm Group Discussion: ‘What Kinds of Examples of Decolonial Practice Have You Seen in the Academy, or Want to See?’

3.45-4.00pm Break

4.00-5.00pm Reading Group: Priyamvada Gopal, ‘On Decolonisation and the University’; Michell Chresfield and Josie Gill, ‘Race and Antiracism in Science and the Humanities' (readings will be pre-circulated to attendees)

5.00-5.30pm BSLS Social

Organisers: Chisomo Kalinga and Rachel Murray

Email: execbsls@gmail.com


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