VII Zverev International Conference at RSUH: Colonial and Postcolonial Discourses in American Literature, Culture, and Politics: Pro et Contra
- УДК / UDK: 82-991
- Author: Irina V. Morozova
- About the author:
Irina V. Morozova, Doctor Hab. in Philology, Professor, Russian State University for the Humanities, Miusskaia pl., 6, GSP- 3, 125047 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1709-0279
- Author 2: Victoria I. Zhuravleva
- About the author 2:
Victoria I. Zhuravleva, Doctor Hab. in History, Professor, Chair of the American Studies Department, Russian State University for the Humanities, Miusskaia pl., 6, GSP- 3, 125047 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4690-2686
The review outlines the major topics of the conference on American Studies held by RSUH in May 2021. Colonial and postcolonial discourses, their intervention and interpretation are still simultaneously extraordinarily enabling and theoretically problematic. The question is how literary and historical texts as well as cultural and political representations could be analyzed from colonial and postcolonial point of view. The conference topics integrated colonial and postcolonial discourses into a wide range of humanitarian fields in order to understand their common elements, which make a contribution to an identifiable American national outlook. Themes of interest included colonialism as a discourse of domination; hybrid modalities of identity and their difference; ethnographic translations of radical alterity; postcolonialism and feminism as critical discourses; the relationship between race, language, and culture; global history and postcolonialism; postcolonial discourse in the US foreign policy.
- Keywords: Zverev Conference, American Studies, colonial discourse, postcolonial discourse.
- For citation:
Morozova, Irina, and Victoria Zhuravleva. “VII Zverev International Conference at RSUH. Colonial and Postcolonial Discourses in American Literature, Culture, and Politics: Pro et Contra.” Literature of the Americas, no. 11 (2021): 437–449. https://doi.org/10.22455/2541-7894-2021-11-437-449