All panel presentations

Md Abu Shahid Abdullah, Department of English East West University, Bangladesh:
Deconstructing the Western Hegemony and Voicing Silenced Histories in Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome

Gigi Adair, Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Universität Bielefeld:
Technologies of Race and Identity and the Social in the Globalized Caribbean

Andrew Ash, Department of English, University of Alabama:
How the Present Is Translated Into the Future: Bhabha, Achebe and Latour

Anna Auguscik, Institute for English and American Studies, Department of University of Oldenburg:
Title t.b.a.

Roman Bartosch, English Department II, University of Cologne:
‘Distance Learning’: Scaling (Digital) Narrative

Daniel Becker, English Department, University of Münster:
#mystory: Hashtags, Narrative and Global Education

Lobna Ben Salem, Department of English, Manouba University, Tunesia:
“More Crop per Drop?”: Tribalism and Revolution in Bessie Head’s Fiction

Arunima Bhattacharya, School of History, University of Leeds:
Anthropology, Ecology and the Indian Nation State: Andaman Islands in The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali and Glorious Boy.

Alessandra Boller, English Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Siegen:
“I’m a patented new fucking life form”- Material Practices of Knowing and Becoming in Larissa Lai’s Speculative Fiction

Lara Choksey, College of Humanities, University of Exeter:
Title t.b.a.

Alena Cicholewski, Institute for English and American Studies, University of Oldenburg:
Science as an Empowering/Exploiting Force in Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black (2018)

Hasan Serkan Demir, English Literatures, TU Chemnitz:
Post-Human Other: Kazu Ishiguro’s Science Fiction Novel Never Let Me Go

Eduardo Erazo Acosta, Research Group “Curriculum and University”, Universidad de Nariño, Colombia:
The Power of the Ancestral Philosophy of Alli Kawsay (Buen Vivir) in the Indigenous Movements of Colombia – Ecuador vs. the Exclusion by the Big Mining Development, Contribution to the Rights of Mother Nature from the Global South

Wolfgang Funk, Department of English and Linguistics, University of Mainz:
“They were all blondes”: Intersections of Racism, Feminism and Eugenics in Mary Bradley Lane’s Mizora

Luz-Maria Gasser, Department of English and American Studies, University of Potsdam:
Reaching for the Stars: Postcolonial ‘Science’, Progress and Irony

Julia Gatermann, Department of English and American Studies, University of Hamburg:
Bodies of Knowledge – Discredited Sciences and Technologies of Resistance in Larissa Lai’s The Tiger Flu

Baldeep Grewal, Research Training Group Minor Cosmopolitanisms, University of Potsdam:
‘Problems of control at a distance’: Delayed Transmissions and Other Colonial Velocities

Indrani Das Gupta, Department of English, Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi
Worlding of Worlds: History of Assemblages in Select Postcolonial Indian Science Fiction Texts

Paul Hamann-Rose, Institute of English and American Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt:
A New Poetics of Postcolonial Relations: Global Genetic Kinship in Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome and Zadie Smith’s White Teeth

Fabian Hempel, Forschungszenturm Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik & Krutika Patri, Linguistics and Literary Studies, University of Bremen:
Manu Joseph’s Serious Men as a Subaltern Prism on Modern Science and Indian Society

Victoria Herche, & David Kern, Department of English I, University of Cologne:
Scientists and their Discoveries: A Postcolonial Reading of Ted Chiang’s Speculative Short Fiction

Christin Höne, Literary Studies, Maastricht University:
Jagadish Chandra Bose and the Anticolonial Politics of Science Fiction

Julia Hoydis, Institute of English Studies, University of Graz:
‘Deep Attention’: (Interactive) Digital Narratives and Risk Communication

Haydar Jabr Koban, Department of English, Al-Ma’moun University College, Baghdad:
Representations of Science: Questions of Postcolonial Biotechnology and Dehumanization in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake

Souvik Kar, English Literature, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad:
The Empire Bombs Back: The Indian Nuclear Tests of 1998 and the curious case of Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)

Anton Kirchhofer, Institute for English and American Studies, University of Oldenburg:
Title t.b.a.

Jennifer Leetsch, English and American Studies Department, University of Würzburg:
“I trust England will not forget one who nursed her sick”: Nursing the Empire in Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands (1857)

Karsten Levihn-Kutzler, Institute for English and American Studies, University of Oldenburg:
Transcendent Kingdom: Yaa Gyasi’s Transcultural Neurofiction

Rebecca Macklin, Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds/ Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia:
Afterlives of Extraction: Material Life and Bio-Cultural Sites of Renewal

Sandra Neugärtner, Media and Communication Studies Department, University of Erfurt:
Lena Meyer-Bergner’s Teaching of Weaving Technology in Mexico: Attempts to Abolish Post-Colonial Rule

Dominic O’Key, Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds:
Narrating the Sixth Extinction

Harshana Rambukwella, Postgraduate Institute of English, Open University, Sri Lanka:
Patriotism, Alternative Science and the Discourses of Indigeneity: Interrogating the Fetishisation of ‘Alternative’ Non-Western Sciences

Virginia Richter, Department of English, University of Berne:
A Theatre of Decay: The Aesthetics of Zoology in Jim Crace’s Being Dead

Kirsten Sandrock, English Department, University of Göttingen:
Science, Settler Colonialism, and Speculative Fiction: Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake

Rovel Sequeira, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania:
Scandals of the State: Prison Architecture and the Sciences of Pederasty in Late Colonial India

Spencer Shin, Independent Scholar, New York:
Contesting Colonialism: Paratext and British Hegemony in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

Christina Slopek, Anglophone Literatures, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf:
Specious Species Taxonomies: Porosity and Interspecies Constellations in Nalo Hopkinson’s Midnight Robber

Rajani Sudan, Department of English, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Southern Methodist University:
Mines, Minerals, Mimesis, and Memory

Jens Temmen, American Studies, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf:
“My Battery is Low and It’s Getting Dark”: Posthuman Imaginaries of Life on Mars and the NASA Rover Missions

Ana Carolina Torquato, Literary Studies, Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil:
Scientific and Popular Healing Practices: Complementary and Antagonistic Relationships in Works by J. Guimarães Rosa, Jorge Amado, and Pepetela”

Hayley G. Toth, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, University of Leeds:
The Limits of Postcolonial Counterfactual Histories: Responses to Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses (2001) and the BBC television adaptation Noughts + Crosses (2020)

Hedley Twidle, Department of English Literary Studies, University of Cape Town:
From the Edge of Representation: Radio Astronomy, Postcolonial Memory and South Africa’s Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

Paula von Gleich, English-Speaking Cultures, University of Bremen:
Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and the Genealogy of “black is black is black”

Alexa Weik von Mossner, American Studies, University of Klagenfurt:
Just a Story? Science, Snakes, and Narratives in Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island

Kanak Yadav, Centre for English Studies, JNU New Delhi:
Writing the Space of Postcolonial Environment: Latitudes of Longing (2018) and the Quest for the Non-Human

Laura Zander, Research Centre Law and Literature, University of Münster:
Blank Spaces and Hidden Figures – Rewriting the Gendered History of Science

Emerging Scholars (“Under construction”)

Vahid Aghaei, Centrum Sprache und Interaktion (CESI), University of Münster:
Moral Indeterminacies and Discernments pertaining to Colonialism in Africa: From Joseph Conrad to J. G. Ballard

Sára Bagdi, Kassák Museum Budapest:
Primitivism and Class Consciousness, the Representation of the “Other” in the Hungarian Workers’ Movement

Fabienne Blaser, Research Project The Beach in the Long Twentieth Century, University of Berne:
Trouble in Paradise: The Beach as the Site of Disaster. Coastal Disaster Representations in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction

Francesco Costantini, Department of Literary Anthropology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków:
An Anti-Colonial and Inter-Imperial Literary Criticism of Scientism as a Post-Enlightenment Façade of Colonial Modernity

Mahtab Dadkhah, British Literary Studies/Communication and Media Studies, University of Erfurt:
Power of Media in Forming Cultural Identities of Immigrants from India and Africa to Germany

Beatrice Falcucci, History of Science, University of Florence & Gianmarco Mancosu, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Warwick:
Exploring the Former Colonies: Safari (Visual) Cultures in Post-colonial Italy

Sebastian Jablonski, American Studies, University of Potsdam:
From Manifest Destiny to “Seagoing Manifest Destiny” – Pitcairn Island as a Case Study

Guðrun í Jákupsstovu, Research Project The Beach in the Long Twentieth Century, University of Berne:
Encountering Time: Understanding Deep Time Through Encounters and Interactions on the Beach

Indrani Karmakar, Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, TU Chemnitz:
Mother in the Making: Commercial Surrogacy and the Politics of Motherhood in the Fictions of Two Indian Women Writers

Stefanie Kemmerer, MA Moving Cultures Transcultural Encounters, Goethe University Frankfurt:
Yogascapes

Rita Maricocchi, MA Postcolonial Transnational and Transcultural Studies, University of Münster:
Intermedial Manifestations of (white) German Identity via Transnational and Postcolonial Contexts in Birgit Weyhe’s Madgermanes and Ich Weiß

Narges Mirzapour, Semnan University, Iran:
Homogenization from Post-Apartheid to Post-Covid19 South Africa (1994-2024): The Infinite Past in Future