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Resources of Resistance: Production, Consumption, Transformation

Thursday 24 July 2014, 9.00AM to 25 July

The Biennial Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) Postgraduate and Early Career Conference

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Jennifer Wenzel (University of Michigan)
  • Dr Anthony Carrigan (University of Leeds)
  • Dr Sharae Deckard (University College Dublin)

This interdisciplinary two-day conference will explore urgent questions surrounding the roles and concept of resources within the postcolonial world and capitalist world-system.

We will examine the deep-rooted entanglement of resources such as land, water, oil and food with capitalism’s cycles of accumulation, expansion, and crisis, looking at the ways in which resources remain highly-sensitive pressure points of contestation and resistance. At the same time, we will discuss recent developments in Science and Technology Studies and Ecocriticism, which have problematised the ideas of 'nature' and the 'natural' and shown that resources are becoming as hard to pin down epistemologically as they increasingly are to extract.

Registration for the conference is available through Eventbrite


Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York