Issue 11.2 of ‘Moving Worlds - A Journal of Transnational Writing’ (2011) is entirely dedicated to the theme of ‘Postcolonial Europe’. The issue is an output of the research network ‘Postcolonial Europe’ (2008-2010) led by Graham Huggan (University of Leeds), Sandra Ponzanesi (Utrecht University) and Tobias Doering (Munich University).
The critical essays in this volume reflect the duality of postcolonial Europe as, on the one hand, a site of rising xenophobia and exclusion, and of convivial inclusiveness and transcultural aperture on the other.
The papers included were presented at the Leeds workshop ‘Europe and the Rest. A Dialogue between Etienne Balibar and Zygmunt Bauman’ (May, 2009) and the Utrecht conference on the ‘Idea of Europe. Occidentalism, Orientalism, and the idea of a Postcolonial Europe’ (October, 2009), organised in collaboration with Utrecht University’s Research Institute of History and Culture (OGC), Centre for the Humanities and research focus area Cultures and Identities.
This issue includes articles by Zygmunt Bauman, Étienne Balibar, Paul Gilroy, Simon Glendinning, Luisa Passerini, Max Silverman, Sandra Ponzanesi, Cordula Lemke, Margaret Fetzer, Paulo de Medeiros and John McLeod. For more details and contents see: www.movingworlds.net/.
‘Postcolonial Europe’ network
The research network ‘Postcolonial Europe’ was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK. Read more about the network’s activities at www2.hum.uu.nl/postcolonialeurope.