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HOW ANTICOLONIAL RESISTANCE INFLUENCED BRITISH CRITICS OF EMPIRE

Thursday 25 October: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

St John's College Old Divinity School, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP

Much attention has been paid to the ways in which colonial subjects took up British ideas and turned them against empire when making claims to freedom and self-determination. The possibility of reverse impact - and reverse appropriation of ideas from the colonies - however, has been curiously sidelined or is only notionally invoked. This talk is based on Dr Priyamvada Gopal's forthcoming book which argues that the emergence of metropolitan dissent from the imperial project, alongside liberation struggles in the colonies, was a two-way process, and that the resistance of the colonised, shaped cultures of dissent, in the heart of the imperium, in profoundly important ways. Dr Gopal is a Reader in Anglophone and Related Literatures at the University of Cambridge.

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01223 766766

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Accessible toilet, Hearing loop, Lift

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Age: Adults, Arrive on time, Free

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