University of Luton, Post-colonial Studies Forum
Lunch-time Lectures

The PCS Forum is intended to provide a platform for discussion both across disciplines and between students and staff from different Faculties. The Forum meetings are open to all staff and students in the university. Through facilitating a university-wide academic interaction/debate the PCS Forum hopes to provide an interdisciplinary base for Post-Colonial Studies degrees.

The PCS Forum uses the following definition of the subject area: 'Post-colonial Studies is inter-disciplinary in nature and endeavours to bring together fields such as language, literature, culture, history and politics in examining the nature and effect of the experience of colonialism/interaction engendered by particular forms of social/political control on a wide range of societies.' The format of presentation at the weekly meetings is usually 40 minutes of lecture and 20 minutes of discussion. Lectures are delivered on a voluntary basis, on a variety of topics in Post-colonial Studies.

Convenor: Dr. Balasubramanyam Chandramohan ('Chandra') Senior Lecturer, Department of Linguistics Field Manager: Post-colonial Studies Faculty of Humanities; Room VS 313 A; Tel. Ext. 2459; fax: 01582 743 466; email: bala.chandramohan@luton.ac.uk


1.4.98
Mr. Ijeoma Bennett Okoli
Research student
Department of Linguistics
Faculty of Humanities
University of Luton
Post-colonial Literature in Teaching English to
Speakers of Other Languages


.22.4.98
Dr Steven Woodhams
Faculty of Health Care and Social Studies
University of Luton
Orwell. England and Empire

6.5.98
Dr. John Brannigan
Faculty of Humanities
University of Luton
Journey to the Centre of the World: Postcolonial Writers
in 1950s Britain


13.5.98:
Mr. Harry Wang
Chinese Centre
Faculty of Humanities
University of Luton
Hong Kong: The `In' and `Out' Paradigm

27.5.98:
Dr. Karen Sayer,
Faculty of Humanities
University of Luton
‘We are really displaced now’: colonial and post-colonial eddies in Lucy
M Boston’s Green Knowe stories. 1998-99


4.11.98
Ms. Catherine Wendeler,
Faculty of Humanities
University of Luton
Aspects of Francophone Post-colonial Narrative: the writings of
Sony Lab'ou Tansi, Glissant, Chamoiseau and Conde


11.11.98
Dr. Daya Kishan Thussu,
Senior Lecturer
Media Studies
University of Coventry
Indian Media: From Post-colonial to Global

18.11.98
Mr. Jim Pines,
Department of Media Arts
University of Luton
Post-colonial Cinema in Africa

2.12.98
Mr. Tim Boatswain,
Dean
Faculty of Humanities
University of Luton
Cyprus after the British Rule

9.12.98
Dr. Donal Lowry
Department of History
Oxford Brookes University
`The alliance that dare not speak its name': Irish and Afrikaner
Nationalists, 1899-1961


6.1.99
Dr. Balasubramanyam Chandramohan
Department of Linguistics
University of Luton
Validating the Non-standard: Issues of Indigenisation in World Englishes

13.1.99
Dr. John Brannigan
Faculty of Humanities
University of Luton
Colonial Ireland: Cultural Encounters with Ireland’s Colonial Past

t24.2.99
Dr. Manfusa Shams
Department of Psychology
University of Luton
Is there an Indigenous Psychology?:
Western influence on the construction of psychological knowledge.


10.3.99
Ms. Sheena Kishna,
Research Student
Faculty of Humanities
University of Luton
Race and Colour in South Africa

21.4.99
Mr. Leslie Honour
Lecturer
School of Education
University of Reading
Technology and Development in Post-colonial Societies
with particular reference to the Role of Information and Communication Technologies


28.4.99
Mr. John Stuart Earl,
Luton Business School/British Aerospatial
Ogres or Sawdust Caesars?: ‘Magical realism’ and Latin American Dictators.
An Introductory Survey


5.5.99
Prof. Narendra Bhana
Professor, Graduate School of Business
University of Durban-Westville,
Durban, South Africa
South African Indians: the past, the present and the future

12.5.99
Dr. Balasubramanyam Chandramohan
Department of Linguistics
University of Luton
Language Planning in Post-colonial Nation States

19.5.99
Dr. Clem Seecharan
Head of Caribbean Studies
University of North London
India and the Making of the Indo-Caribbean People
1999-2000



29.9.99
Professor Martha Pennington
Powdrill Chair
Faculty of Humanities
University of Luton
'What Happens to the English Language When the Colonials Leave?’:
Language Planning in Post-colonial Hong Kong


6.10.99
Mr. Zafar Khan
Faculty of Health Care and Social Studies
University of Luton
Diasporic Communities and Maintenance of Identity:
The Kashmiri Experience in Post-War Britain


13.10.99
Dr. Ian Spring
Department of Media Arts
Faculty of Humanities
University of Luton
‘Ill Fares the land?’: Representing the Celtic Periphery

20.10.99
Prof. Peter Burns
Chair of International Tourism and Development
Luton Business School
University of Luton
Tourism as Imperialism

27.10.99
Mr. Lewis Liu
General Motors International Operations, Luton
An Asian [Chinese] Culture on the New Continent:
from 1800 to the Millennium


3.11.99
Prof. John Harris
Professor of Linguistics
University College, London
Talk Around the Pond: The Emergence of Atlantic Englishes

10.11.99
Prof. Denis Judd
Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History
University of North London
Colonial and Post-colonial Perspectives of the Boer War, 1899-1902

17.11.99
Dr. Jacques Rene Rangasamy
Writer, Sculptor, and Academic
School of Art and Design
Salford University
Art Language of the 'other':
Polycentric and Monocentric Positions in Reading Art Forms


24.11.99
Mr. Harry Wang
Head, Ko Luen Chinese Centre
Faculty of Humanities
University of Luton
The Isolation of Chinese Immigrants in the UK: A Case Study.

1.12.99
Dr. Vladimir Zagarac
Department of Linguistics
University of Luton
Language, Ideology and the Death of Yugoslavia

8.12.99
Mr. Graham Symon
Research Assistant
Luton Business School
University of Luton
Evolution and Devolution: A Historical Perspective on Industrial
Relations in Scottish Education


12.1.2000
Dr. Balasubramanyam Chandramohan
Dr. Catherine Wendeler and Mr. Harry Wong
Faculty of Humanities
University of Luton
Birth Pangs of Post-colonialism: India, Senegal and China
Discussion of films: 'Gandhi' (Richard Attenborough),
'Camp de Thiaroye' (Sembene Ousmane) and
'Red Sorghum' (Zhang Yimou)


21.6.2000
Dr. Keith Hollinshead
Reader
Luton Business School
University of Luton
Our Constant Acts of Othering: the uncovering of our largely quiet, hidden but
‘violent’ representation of others 2000-2001

6.12.2000
Dr. Martin Conboy
Senior Lecturer in Journalism
The Surrey Institute of Art & Design
University College, Farnham
Postmodern pastoral:
resisting (en)closure of rural representation


24.1.2001
Dr. Helen Davis
Media Studies
University of Sunderland
Patricia Rozema’s Mansfield Park (1999) and ‘the silence of the Bertrams’

23.5.2001
Dr. Keith Hollinshead
Reader
Luton Business School
University of Luton
Representations of Red Atlantis:
Configurations and Counter-Configurations of the Native North American ‘Redman’


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