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Florian Schybilski, M.A.

Lecturer

 

Am Neuen Palais 10
Building 19, Room 0.25
14469 Potsdam

 

consulting hours
summer semester 2019:
Tuesday, 12-13 hrs

I am currently preparing my PhD thesis on ‘Modernity as Salvation‘ 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 – Pre-colonial, Colonial, and Postcolonial Capital City
Caste Away: Writing Caste in India and Great Britain

 

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)