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346. Reframing Postcolonial and Global Studies in the Longer Durée

Friday, 10 January, 3:30–5:15 p.m., Chicago IX, Sheraton Chicago

A forum.

Presiding: Sahar Amer, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1. "(De)Imperialization and the Dialectics of World History," Laura Anne Doyle, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

2. "Customs, Ceremonies, and the Problem of Early Modern 'Religion,'" Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

3. "Early Globalities: Questions, Objectives, Critique," Geraldine Heng, Univ. of Texas, Austin

4. "Empire, Nation, Imperium," Barbara Fuchs, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

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Session Description:

A paradigm shift is occurring toward what might be called longer durée global studies. Recent work in world history shows that in the fifteenth century Europeans did not create but rather entered a world system. Drawing on this new scholarship in world history, participants present adjusted paradigms and explore the methodological questions for postcolonial literary-cultural studies.

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  • Comparative Literature – General

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