We are an interdisciplinary collective of postgraduates from across the Faculty of Arts and beyond who share an interest in colonial and postcolonial themes. The group provides a great opportunity to meet like minded postgraduates (both taught and research) in other departments, schools and even other faculties. It also provides a supportive environment in which to share our research in its developmental stages.
This reading group is part of the University’s Centre for the Study of Colonial and Postcolonial Societies, a research cluster that allows academics from the across the University to discuss and collaborate, crossing established disciplinary boundaries in the process. The Centre is complimented by the University’s overarching research commitments, Colonialism being one of the five key themes pursued by the Faculty of Arts.
This research strength is reflected in Bristol’s postgraduate community. Through virtual seminars and research exchange programmes we are increasingly engaging with our counterparts at universities around the world. We have an opportunity to edit the 2011 edition of Ex Plus Ultra, an international WUN-funded postgraduate e-journal, and are in the process of forming an editorial committee for this exciting project.
The coordinator of this reading group is Margery Masterson (firstname.lastname@example.org).