Can the Subaltern Speak? Postkolonialität und subalterne Artikulation

María do Mar Cas­tro Vare­la (ESP/GER) /// 
Ste­fan Nowot­ny (AUT) /// 

Wed, Febru­a­ry 27 2008, 20:00 /// 
quitch, Unte­re Donau­län­de 10, Linz ///

in coope­ra­ti­on with eip­cp and maiz

Spivak’s essay “Can the Sub­al­tern Speak?” from 1988, never com­ple­te­ly trans­la­ted into Ger­man, is one of the key texts of post­co­lo­ni­al theo­ry. Fol­lo­wing on from the work of the Indian Sub­al­tern Stu­dy Group as well as in a cri­ti­cal exami­na­ti­on of post­struc­tu­ra­list theo­ry for­ma­ti­ons, it focu­ses cen­tral­ly on the ques­ti­on of the (in)possibility that sub­al­terns speak. This volu­me con­tains a trans­la­ti­on of the ori­gi­nal ver­si­on of Spivak’s essay, a docu­men­ta­ti­on of the second ver­si­on of the text published in 1999, and an intro­duc­tion by Hito Steyerl. María do Mar Cas­tro Vare­la and Ste­fan Nowot­ny pre­sent this book and dis­cuss key posi­ti­ons in Spivak’s theo­ry.

(Pho­tos: qujOchÖ)