“The Postcolonial Turn in Cultural Studies”
Dr. Rimika Singhvi
The talk proposes to look at the major theories that both influenced and came out of Cultural Studies and its approach to ‘high’ and popular culture. The idea is to help students discover Cultural Studies as a field of inquiry, situating their learning within explorations of the disciplinary and historical contexts of the field. Awareness towards using interdisciplinary critical perspectives for examining the diverse – and sometimes contested – meanings of cultural objects and postcolonial processes will further help establish a basic knowledge of the theoretical paradigms of Cultural Studies. The ultimate aim thus is to demonstrate the practicality of Cultural Studies theory to situations and practices relevant to the everyday experience of students.
Dr. Rimika Singhvi is Associate Professor and Head, Department of English, at IIS (deemed to be University), Jaipur (Rajasthan, India). Dr. Singhvi’s teaching career spans a little over 18 years and her areas of interest and specialisation include Indian writing in English, especially women’s poetry; Diaspora and Young Adult Fiction; Partition and City Narratives; the modern Indian novel in English; and, writings from South and Central Asia. She has published in several research journals of repute and has also presented papers at national and international conferences. Some of her in-person paper-presentations abroad have been at Oxford & London (UK), Vienna (Austria) and Rome (Italy) and in the virtual mode at Lublin (Poland) and Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). Dr. Singhvi is also an Oral Examiner, Seminar-Presenter and Exam-Inspector for the University of Cambridge, U.K. ‘s suite of International Tests of Business English.
This talk will take place online on December 15, 8am-9:30am following this link. Everyone interested is welcome to attend.
Organizer: PD Dr. Julia Nitz