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Conference focuses on post-colonial theory, Sept. 23

Scholars from Princeton and several other universities will gather for a conference on "The Ends of Post-colonial Theory" from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Sessions will be held in the Chancellor Green rotunda and East Pyne 010.

The conference will examine the relationship between studies of literature from former British and French colonial areas, while also drawing on developments from other regional disciplines, such as Caribbean, Latin American, African and African-American studies.

Princeton faculty members from several disciplines will participate in the conference, including: Kwame Anthony Appiah of the Department of Philosophy and University Center for Human Values; Ben Conisbee Baer of the Department of Comparative Literature; Eduardo Cadava, Simon Gikandi and Tim Watson of the Department of English; Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures; and Gyan Prakash of the Department of History.

The conference is open to the public, but registration is required by Sept. 14. To register, e-mail postco@princeton.edu. More details on conference sessions and participants are available online.

The conference is sponsored by the Office of the President, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Program in African-American Studies, Graduate School, Department of French and Italian, Department of English, Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies and Program in African Studies.

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