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Florian Schybilski, M.A.

Lecturer

 

Am Neuen Palais 10
Building 19, Room 0.25
14469 Potsdam

 

Sprechzeiten
Monday, 11.00-12.00

About

I am currently preparing my PhD thesis on ‘Dalitisms‘ in different postcolonial spaces supervised by prof. Dr. Dirk Wiemann (University of Potsdam).

In December 2017 I finished the MA program Anglophone Modernities in Literature and Culture at the University of Potsdam. In my thesis, I investigated the possibility for and reality of cosmopolitanisms in Dalit writing and activism. For my bachelor’s degree, I studied English and History at the University of Potsdam graduating in 2014. For my bachelor’s thesis I did a comparative study of the ideological representation of Dalit thought leader B.R. ‘Babasaheb’ Ambedkar in two graphic biographies. I have spent one year in India splitting this time between Delhi and Hyderabad.

 

Research interests

Nation & Nationalism
Ideology and Forms of Resistance
Postcolonial Studies
Cosmopolitanism
Dalit Literature

 

Teaching

Delhi – the Pre-colonial, Colonial, and Postcolonial Capital City

Caste Away: Writing Caste in India and Great Britain

A Private Empire? – Reading the East India Company

Introduction to Cultural Studies

Modernity as Salvation

Conflicting Bodies: Postcolonial Rewritings and Female Empowerment in Video Games

Human Rights Literature

Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy

Food Cultures, Food Politics

Consumption

 

Recent Academic Projects

“'I Shall Mix Genres’ – Genre Politics in Meena Kandasamy’s The Gypsy Goddess” (Conference: Writing the Cosmopolitan Imagination, University of Delhi – December 2016)

"Dalit Human Literature/Dalit World Literature" (Conference: World Literature - Postcolonial Perspectives, University of Delhi, March 2018)