Call for Papers: Building Bridges Conference

The Postcolonial Studies Centre at Nottingham Trent University and the Bonington Gallery will be running an online interdisciplinary postgraduate conference from 4 to 7 April 2022 to feature intellectual, activist, and artistic work seeking to build conceptual, theoretical, and tangible links between the arts and humanities and other fields, through the nexus of decolonisation and anticolonial struggle. The conference aims to unsettle long-held dominant ideologies and narratives that function to sustain the invisibility of colonial and empirical legacies in the contemporary world, in its educational, governmental, and cultural institutions and structures.

We welcome contributions on (but not limited to) the following topics:

– Indigenous studies
– Black British literature and studies
– Dalit studies
– Gender studies, queer theory, agency, and identity
– Political displacement (migration, refuge, diaspora, and dispossession)
– Ecocriticism and environmentalism
– Postcolonialism and its sociopolitical tensions
– Literary, artistic, and academic form in response to decolonisation
– Sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics with the decolonial
– Decolonisation of the body, land, and architecture
– Decolonial modernism
– Decolonial knowledge(s) and pedagogy
– Thinking beyond colonial binaries
– Creative practice in terms of any of the above

Abstracts for papers (or other forms of single contribution) should be 300 words, and proposals for panels should not exceed 500 words. For both, please include a short biographical note (100 words), written in the third person and including any relevant publications or papers if applicable.

Please send your submissions to before 31 December 2021. Decisions will be communicated by 31 January 2022.

Presentations should be around 15 minutes. Presenters will be asked to prepare a pre-recorded presentation of their work and send it to the organisers at least two weeks in advance of the conference to be shared among participants and attendees. Pre-recorded presentations will be shown live on the Bonington Gallery YouTube channel and will be available permanently for record.

For more information about the conference and registration, see our website and follow us on Twitter @buildbridgesntu.



Mon 4 Apr 2022 - Thu 7 Apr 2022


This event is open to the general public and admission is free.

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Call for Papers: Building Bridges Conference