Welcome to the Postcolonial Studies Section
Dear visitors, welcome to the new website of the Postcolonial Studies Section of the Department of Anglophone Studies at Duisburg-Essen University. These pages provide news and relevant information for students and inform them about forthcoming events as well as past activities.
Please note that this website is still under construction and excuse any resulting technical problems. If you are missing any information, feel free to send in your suggestions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best for your studies and enjoy your stay.
Prof. Dr. Patricia Plummer
Room: R11 T04 D02
Office Hours: Wednesday, 13-14h
Tel.: 0201/ 183-3406
Room: R11 T04 D10
Tel.: 0201/ 183-4004
Research Interests and Current Projects
Patricia Plummer's publications, research and teaching focus on literature and culture of the long eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, on travel writing, Orientalism and transcultural spirituality, postcolonial and gender studies as well as popular culture. She is the author of a monograph on Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist and of a forthcoming study on eighteenth-century English representations of the Ottoman Empire. Patricia Plummer is currently editing the proceedings of an interdisciplinary symposium on transcultural Western encounters with Zen-Buddhism (to be published later this year); she is also wirting a book on women, art and Theosophy in early twentieth-century Australia.
Creative Writing Workshop
Dr. Rajeev Balasubramanyam
Postcolonial Writer in Residence 2015
Award-winning writer and critic Rajeev Balasubramanyam will teach an intensive creative writing course to students of Anglophone Studies at Duisburg-Essen University. After an introductory meeting with students, the author will read from and discuss his works on Thursday, 2 July (18.30h, Bibliothekssaal). The actual workshop will be taught on Friday and Saturday, 3-4 July. The course offers a unique opportunity for students to meet and interact with a published author who has held numerous writing residencies across the globe. Participants should be prepared to write short exercises and read them out in class. A selection of texts created in the workshop will be published later this year.
Dr. Rajeev Balasubramanyam was born in Lancashire, England. He is a graduate of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and received his Ph.D. in English Literature from Lancaster University. He has published three novels to date, In Beautiful Disguises (2000), The Dreamer (2010) and Starstruck (2014). Balasubramanyam has written numerous short stories, many of which have been included in important anthologies (e.g. Britain Re-Written, ed. Barbara Korte and Eva Ulrike Pirker); he is also the editor of Tell Tales (vol. 2, 2005), a collection of short fiction.