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UCL English: Settler Colonialisms & Indigeneity
Further Perspectives on Decolonisation

The Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity Reading Group at UCL English is back in Autumn 2021! This term we are excited to work with UCL’s French Department to discuss questions of settler colonialism, colonialism and Indigeneity in North African and Arabic narratives. We’ll be discussing a range of anglophone, francophone, and texts in translation. By examining a range of texts that address the settler colonial, the colonial and the postcolonial, this series of reading groups explores how reading North Africa and the Middle East through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries might offer new ways to think about historical and contemporary formations of colonialism and settler colonialism. We hope this will, in turn, bring to light new approaches to Indigeneity and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the current socio-political climate of widening inequalities, including but not limited to those brought about by the covid-19 pandemic, institutional violence and the worsening effects of climate change.

 These events are open to all and students at undergraduate, MA and PhD are especially encouraged to participate and contribute. Each event will include handouts about the reading/main topic, so even if you don’t have a chance to read ahead, please join us for a lively discussion and safe space to explore these issues.

Our next meeting will take place in Spring 2022 (date tbc).








Reading groups & writing workshops with UCL PhD candidates Sarah Collier, Sarah Chambre, Rana Banna and Lucile Richard

Sponsored by the UCL-University of Toronto Joint Research Project Grant, 2019-2020 and supervised by Dr. Christine “Xine” Yao, UCL Department of English.
Hosted and supported by the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.


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Indigenous people and their supporters march toward the White House in Washington, March 10, 2017 to rally against continued construction of the disputed Dakota Access pipeline. Photo: AP/ Wide World photos

For more information or to suggest readings or events, please contact
Sarah Collier (sarah.collier.19@ucl.ac.uk), Sarah Chambre (sarah.chambre.18@ucl.ac.uk), Rana Banna (rana.banna.16@ucl.ac.uk) or Lucile Richard (lucile.richard.19@ucl.ac.uk)

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