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Postcolonial Biology

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ABOUT DEEPIKA BAHRI Deepika Bahri is Professor in the English Department at Emory University. She is the author of Native Intelligence: Aesthetics, Politics, and Postcolonial Literature, and Postcolonial Biology: Psyche and Flesh after Empire. She has edited two collections, Between the Lines: South Asians and Postcoloniality, and Realms of Rhetoric: Inquiries into the Prospects of Rhetoric Education. She specializes in postcolonial and world literature, Frankfurt School critical theory, race, culture, postcolonial theory, political aesthetics and philosophical discourses of utopia and the good life. She has secondary interests in human health. She is director of the interdisciplinary program in Global and Postcolonial Studies. Please join us for two presentations by Deepika Bahri, Professor in the English Department, Emory University “Early Experiments in Digital Postcolonial Studies” (DH Working Group Meetup) Tuesday, March 26, 12 noon in Dauer 219 “Postcolonial Biology” Tuesday, March 26, 3:00 pm in Dauer 219 These events are open to the public Sponsored by the Department of English and the George A. Smathers LibrariesDeepika Bahri, Professor in the English Department at Emory University, will present a lecture entitled “Postcolonial Biology” related to her recent book, Postcolonial Biology: Psyche and Flesh after Empire (U of Minnesota Press, 2017).

This event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Department of English and the George A. Smathers Libraries.

Abstract:
Postcolonial Biology uses theories of neurobiological plasticity, embodied cognition, and epigenetics to explore the impact of imperial domination on colonized bodies and minds, and their ongoing transformation in today’s global order. Moving beyond “North/South” thinking, the book power examines questions of power over life and lifeways in the relay from colonialism to a late capitalist, consumption-driven world under new forms of empire in all societies.

Details

Date:
March 26
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Organizer

The Postcolonial Area Group, English Department

Venue

Dauer Hall 219