Author Archives: Ash Sharma

Reclaiming the University

A short note i wrote on fb: https://reclaimingouruniversity.wordpress.com/ This is an interesting initiative challenging the neoliberal university from within the Univ of Aberdeen. For those of us interested in a future for UEL perhaps we need to put together our … Continue reading

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Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference 2017

I am attending the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. The abstract of the paper i’m presenting at the conference: In the ruins of an Asian futurity: Contemporary transnational Indian art, temporality, and (post)colonial history after globalization … Continue reading

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the remains of race: interrupting aesthetics/blackness/postcolonial mourning

Forthcoming talk: ‘Sediments and Arrhythmias: race, sense and sensation’ Seminar – The Remains of Race: Interrupting Aesthetics/Blackness/Postcolonial Mourning Mar 01, 2017 05:00 PM Location: IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL We are pleased to welcome Ashwani Sharma … Continue reading

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‘Then and Now: the changing context of debate?’ – notes on Contemporary Art and Archives [2011]

Documenting some old talks on the blog – this one seems still very relevant now. Notes for a talk on archives, cultural institutions, art and ‘new internationalism’ for an Iniva event that I spoke at on 9 Nov 2011 (Organised … Continue reading

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Montenegro

Perhaps its time to turn, to return to write some sort of diary, journal, an ongoing memoir, or maybe some notes towards a memoir, as well as writing to think. Its never been the right time, but with time moving … Continue reading

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The Movement of Black Thought – Study Notes

A piece collectively written by the Black Study Group (London). It forms the basis of a roundtable that we have organised for the Black Studies Association conference in Birmingham at the end of October. We would welcome thoughts and comments. … Continue reading

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darkmatter Journal looking for book reviewers

darkmatter Journal is looking for book reviewers. See http://www.darkmatter101.org/si…/submission/books-to-review/

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Speculative Blackness: Re-imagining the Human in Afrofuturism

Abstract of the paper I presented at the Black Portraiture(s) II Conference in Florence, Italy 28-31 May 2015: The histories of slavery and colonialism are informed by the violent hierarchies of racial distinction in which human subjectivity is possessed only … Continue reading

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The sublime time of race: rethinking black history and contemporary film

Another talk I did on temporality and black film at Open School East as part of the CCSR In Theory seminar series. The sublime time of race: rethinking black history and contemporary film Thursday, May 7 at 6:30pm Open School … Continue reading

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The sublime time of race

A first of some talks on race and temporality that I have been working on. This ones at Coventry University:  

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