The Centre for the Study of Democracy and the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture invites Elsa Dorlin (University Paris 8) for the third cycle of the seminar series “French Politics: A Neighbour’s ‘History of the Present’”, entitled “Can France Think of Itself as Postcolonial?”
Elsa Dorlin’s paper will tackle the issue of the violence entailed by the denial of France as postcolonial.
About the seminar series
“French Politics: A Neighbour’s ‘History of the Present’” is a monthly seminar series organised by the University of Westminster (Centre for the Study of Democracy & Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture), introducing the “crème de la crème” of French research in Social Sciences and Humanities.
This series is designed with the Foucauldian notion of “history of the present” in mind and will tackle some of the most pressing challenges of French politics and political theory today.
The series is divided into three cycles:
- An authoritarian spiral in France?
- French universalism vs. Alien identities?
- Can France think of itself as postcolonial?
With kind support from the French Embassy in the UK - Higher Education Research and Innovation Department (in association with “The Borders of Identity” seminar series supported by the Funds d’Alembert 2019) and the Political Studies Association.
Date and location
This event will take place in April 2020 at 309 Regent Street, the exact date and room will be confirmed closer to the time. Please check back here for details.
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