Events

Call for Papers: Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines (University of Mauritius, 4 – 6 August 2020)

Confirmed keynote speakers: Ananya Jahanara Kabir, King’s College London Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand/NYU George Abungu, Archaeologist and International Heritage Consultant Anwar Janoo, University of Mauritius The concept of the “archipelago” has been discussed and deployed by historians, social scientists, literary and cultural studies scholars since the 1950s to dismantle linear narratives of historical, national and cultural development; to resist the taxonomy of centre-periphery; to emphasise shared human experiences premised on relation, creolisation and cultural diversity; and to inspire research and creative projects tracing discontinuous ... Read more

CFP: Arab Literature in English: Re-writing Gender, Race, Politics and Culture. May 29, 2020

Coventry University Keynote Speakers Dr Atef Alshaer (University of Westminster)Dr Roxanne Douglas (University of Warwick) The conference will bring academics and researchers together to discuss the current topics, trends, and themes in the field of Arab literature written in the English Language. The scope of the conference encompasses all forms of literary production such as poetry, fiction, memoirs and autobiographies. We encourage participants to present papers about literary works produced in English by Arab authors or authors of Arab origin. The conference has a special ... Read more

Call for Streams: London Conference in Critical Thought 2020

London Conference in Critical Thought 202014th & 15th August 2020Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, Kings College LondonCall for Streamshttp://londoncritical.org/ The Call for Streams is now open for the 9th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported by the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, Kings College London. The LCCT is a free, inter-institutional, interdisciplinary conference in critical thought that takes place annually in institutions across London. LCCT follows a non-hierarchical, decentralised model of organisation that undoes conventional ... Read more

2019 PSA Convention: Justice

Join us from the 11th to 13th of September at the University of Manchester for the biennial Convention of the Postcolonial Studies Association. There will be papers on all aspects of postcolonial research, from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Click here to access the full programme and abstracts. The special topic of this year's convention is Justice. For all their differences, it might be said that postcolonialists are united in their commitment to pursuing justice in the face of all ... Read more

Abstracts

Delegates, alphabetically by last names Aghogho Akpome The African refugee and the crisis of European (in)justice in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go Went Gone This paper explores Go Went Gone, a 2015 novel by the German writer, Jenny Erpenbeck on the plight of a handful of African refugees in Berlin in the context of what has been called the European refugee/migrant ‘crisis’. The novel’s exploration of the impossible juridical/bureaucratic obstacles placed before these refugees foreground the ways in which the so-called ‘crisis’ of recent migration to the West can be understood primarily ... Read more

Keynote Speakers

David Theo Goldberg Professor, Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, USA https://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=4716 Global Dread Dread, I suggest, is the driving political affect of our current conjuncture. I examine the relational ambiguities of a dread that is more or less global, the dread globalization has prompted (contrasted with the dread of global imperialisms) and the dread of globalization as such. Paul Gilroy spoke of postcolonial mourning, the nostalgia for a sensed loss of standing in a world bereft of empire, its affordances both material and affective. I ... Read more

Convention Registration

We are delighted to confirm that registration is now live for the PSA 2019 Convention. Please follow the link below to the University of Manchester eStore page, where you can register and pay for convention attendance. Registration link: https://estore.manchester.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-humanities/school-of-arts-languages-and-culture/psa/postcolonial-studies-association-psa-convention-2019 How much? As a reminder, the registration fee for PSA 2019 will be as follows: 3-day registration fees: Band C (incl. students/unwaged) £60 / Band B £75 / Band A £120 1-day registration fees:Band C (incl. students/unwaged) £40 / Band B £45 / Band A £65 Please note that we cannot make any further reductions to these rates, which already represent a significant reduction/saving, ... Read more

2019 PSA Convention Programme released

You can now download the full programme for the next PSA Convention at the University of Manchester by clicking below. Please note that an updated programme will be disseminated in due course nearer the time, with added information about chairs and specific room locations. For more information, please go to: http://www.postcolonialstudiesassociation.co.uk/2019-convention-programme/ Read more

Call for Papers: Translational Spaces: Language, Literatures, Disciplines

A postgraduate and early career conference at the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT) Research Centre, University of Oxford, 22 FEBRUARY 2020 World Literature as a discipline has generated much debate, with scholars vying to define and delimit the field (see Damrosch, Apter, Moretti, Casanova, Spivak). This disruption of the definitional confines of World Literature stands alongside a radical questioning of the parameters of Modernism, Postcolonial, and Comparative Literature studies. Our conference aims to explore the demarcation, widening, and recalibration of ... Read more

Conference: “Intellectuals Across Borders: Writers, Artists, Activists”

University of Münster, 5-6 September 2019  Co-hosted by the University of Lisbon "Misala ya silent" © Mbajani G. Nyangulu The second PIN Network Conference "Intellectuals Across Borders: Writers, Artists, Activists" will take place in Münster/Germany, co-hosted by the University of Münster and the University of Lisbon. The opening event is scheduled for the evening of Sept. 4, 2019. The conference closes on Sept. 6, 2019. Intellectuals Across Borders explores the dynamic formations of postcolonial intellectual work in the manifold European public spheres. The conference works with the idea ... Read more
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