Postcolonial Mediations, Non-Western Modernities, and Rhetorical Cultures

This two day high-intensity interdisciplinary PhD course featuring the renowned scholar Raka Shome covers areas including communication, rhetoric and media studies, cultural studies, postcolonialism, multiculturalism and womens' and gender studies, Asian studies, populism and nationalism.

Professor Shome's current research interests are in Asian Modernities, Transnational relations of India, Racism and Media in a global context, Transnational Media Cultures and Gender, and the Transnational politics of knowledge production as a communication issue. She is the author of Diana and Beyond: White Femininity, National Identity, and Contemporary Media Culture (University of Illinois Press, 2014) - a book that examines how new sets of postcolonial relations in contemporary western cultures are mediated through images of white femininity.

With three lectures (with invited specialist respondents) and two extended seminar sessions, along with two social events, participating PhD students will have the opportunity to both engage with Professor’s Shome's work and discuss their own projects in light of the course themes.

In addition to a list of background readings, a condensed reading lists for the seminars will be distributed to registered participants at least one month prior to the course.

To apply, interested PhD students are asked to submit a CV, giving a 500 word description of their project and a brief (300 words) motivation for their wish to participate in the course to Lisa Storm Villadsen or Catharina Raudvere no later than 1 October 2019.