Wednesday 25 November 2020, 4.30PM
Shazia Rahman's recent book Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism: Pakistani Women's Literary and Cinematic Fictions (University of Nebraska Press, August 2019) traces the ways in which Pakistani women explore alternative, environmental modes of belonging. In this profound and powerful monograph, Shazia reads against the grain of a range of texts by Pakistani women artists. These novels ostensibly seem to have little to do with ecofeminism. However, the close attention Rahman pays to industry’s incursions into nature, food, and water means it is impossible to look at Pakistani literature or film in quite the same way again.
Shazia is a literary critic and an associate professor of English at the University of Dayton. She will be in conversation about the book with Professor Claire Chambers from the Department of English and Related Literature.
This event is supported by the York Asia Research Network (YARN).
Location: Online by Zoom
Admission: All welcome