Since the 1980s the publications of G. C. Spivak on postcolonialism, multiculturalism and interculturality have gained worldwide influence. With theses on planetarity, G. C. Spivak moreover intervened in the international debate on globality, globalization and world society as well as on the role of the humanities, culture studies and comparative literature in the 21st century. The positions defended in her groundbreaking work are principally of interdisciplinary relevance and have also effected new perspectives in e.g. philosophy, film studies, sociology, political science, and translation studies. The guest professorship of Gayatri C. Spivak therefore thoroughly connects with focal topics of research at the Center for Intercultural Studies and extends current work at the intersection of interculturality and transculturality studies, which Professor Spivak is also considered to have masterminded.
Fotos: Prof. Gayatri Spivak an der Johannes Gutenberg-Unversität Mainz, Alte Mensa (10.01.2008)