Aarhus, Denmark

The Power of Contact: How Encounters Shape our Decolonial and Postcolonial Worlds

when 2 July 2024 - 19 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 846

Postcolonial and decolonial theories have challenged conventional narratives and amplified marginalized voices within the humanities and beyond. These frameworks have unearthed hidden legacies of colonialism, prompted critical engagement with issues of identity and representation, and enriched our understanding of cultural diversity. They continue to foster discussions about power, knowledge, and social justice in contemporary societies.

This summer university course offers an exploration of postcolonial and decolonial theory with a specific focus on the theme of "encounters." It introduces participants to key authors and foundational concepts within these theoretical frameworks and gives students space to reflect on their own research interests. The course places particular emphasis on exploring various types and dimensions of encounters, including colonial rule, cultural diversity in postcolonial societies, language contact and multilingualism.

Course leader

Derek Pardue

Target group

Bachelor's Level

Fee info

EUR 846: EU/EEA citizens
EUR 1400: NON EU/EEA citizens


No scholarships available

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