Print, Orality, and Readerships in Postcolonial Contexts


WHEN January 22-23, 2020
9 AM - 5 PM WHERE Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact

This conference brings together international scholars to examine the relationship between print, audio-visual media, and the spoken word, and the dissemination and reception of these diverse forms of communication and culture in newly-decolonized societies. Transformations in technology and globalization have generated entirely different print cultural forms that bring into question the continued relevance of the term “postcolonial.” Participants explore how to account for familiar forms of print cultures that emerge in newly-decolonized societies and also those that develop in the context of new technological and globalized modernities.

Convened by
  • Toral Gajarawala, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, NYU
  • Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Global Distinguished Professor, NYU
  • Neelam Srivastava, Reader in Postcolonial and Comparative Literature, Newcastle University
  • Jack Webb, Research Associate, Newcastle University
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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