Centre de recherches francophones belges

Study Day: 'Belgium and Postcolonial Paradigms'

Study day in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities on 15 May 2015.

Friday 15th of May 2015, 9.30am - 4pm
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), 2 Hope Park Square, Edinburgh EH8 9NW
Pile of books with falling letters

Belgium’s place within postcolonial paradigms has often been overlooked. This study day aims to explore the colonial and postcolonial dimensions of francophone literary and artistic practice in Belgium and the Congo. It also aims to reappraise past and present theoretical frameworks in relation to Belgium. What are the challenges posed by these theoretical frameworks? In what ways do theoretical insights from anglophone and francophone settings help to inform our understanding of Belgian paradigms?

The provisional programme is available to download here:

To register (by 4th May) visit the booking page:

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If you have any questions about the event please contact the organiser, Susan Bainbrigge, at: