Azadeh Sharifi, Lisa Skwirblies (publishers)

Theater Studies Postcolonial/Decolonial

A Critical Stocktaking

What does the demand for a “decolonialization of the university” mean for the field of German-language theater studies? What could a postcolonial or decolonial field of theater studies look like? And which institutional and methodological changes are necessary in order to structurally anchor intersectional analyses of race, class, gender and sexuality? Proceeding from their experiences in teaching, research and theater practice, the contributors to this volume pursue these questions and, in doing so, deliver diverse suggestions for everyone who wants to liberate the curricula, seminar rooms and rehearsal rooms from the traces of colonialism.

Photo: Dorothea Tuch

Black Knowledge, White Viewing Habits

Or I Could Also Get Excited About A Justified Scathing Review by Simone Dede Ayivi

The role of Black organization for postcolonial/decolonial discourses in theater by Die Initiative Schwarzer Menschen (ISD)

Additional contributions by: Azadeh Sharifi, Lisa Skwirblies, Joy Kristin Kalu, Joana Tischkau, Olivia Hyunsin Kim, Ann-Christine Simke, Anika Marschall, Elisa Liepsch, Necati Özir, Julius Heinicke, Melmun Bajarchuu, Mona Louisa-Melinka Hempel, Joachim Fiebach, Christopher B. Balme, Wagner Carvalho, Fabian Larsson, Ella Huck, Katalina Götz, Nebou N’Diaye and Dorothea Reinicke.

The book is published by transcript Verlag. You can find the free online version here.

The New Critical Theater Studies provides a platform for theater scholars who want to work with and on postcolonial, decolonial and intersectional theories and approaches in order to discuss ideas, publish collectively and establish longer-term structures within the field of German-language theater studies.