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)