DiscourseNet Reading Group


We e-meet every month for 90 minutes on Zoom to discuss a pre-selected reading. If you are interested in joining in, just sign up to this group and you will receive further information on dates and readings, as well as the meeting invite. 

Thank you all for participating in the first meeting. We read Michel Foucault's Lecture 3 (from 25 January 1978) on Security, Territory, Population that he gave at the Collège de France and the discussions were incredibly rich and strangely timely. 

For our second meeting on 26 May 2020, 13.00-14.30 Central European Summer Time, we will read Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's (1988) Can the subaltern speak? (47% of the participants of our first meeting voted for Spivak). It is a challenging but incredibly important text, it was foundational for postcolonial studies and paved the way for Butler's third-wave feminism. You can find it here: http://abahlali.org/files/Can_the_subaltern_speak.pdf

We will use mainly some form of English to discuss this reading. 

If you have some questions, if you would like to introduce Spivak's piece or if you would like to suggest a reading for the next months, please send Jaspal a message at singhjn@hku.hk.

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We are looking forward to discussing Spivak with you on 26 May 2020!

Jens, Luciana, Kaushalya, Jan and Jaspal