CFP: ‘Networks of Media and Print in the Age of Imperialism’. Thursday 23 April 2015, University of Warwick.

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Isabel Hofmeyr (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)

Nile Green (University of California, Los Angeles)

This conference will examine the means by which imperial networks of print and media helped fashion individual and collective identities across national and proto-national boundaries in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Aiming to be a comparative conference, it will consider the ways in which media and publishing networks connected European and Japanese colonial powers to their respective colonies in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas, forging and extending imperial ideologies. While reader demand, as well as the changing colonial power dynamic, played a part in determining representations of imperialism and the colonized ‘other’, the conference aims at exploring how such print technologies and networks were used conversely by colonized peoples in efforts to formulate national or transnational identities, as well as to imbibe, renegotiate or contest matrixes of imperial power. Additionally, it will address how…

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