CfP: Ecotones 2: Experiences of Migration and Transformations in the Ecotones, 22-24 June, 2017

Ecotones 2: Experiences of Migration and Transformations in the Ecotones University of Poitiers (MIGRINTER), France  22-24 June, 2017 Deadline to submit a proposal: 10 January, 2017 Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2017 In partnership with EMMA (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) and Coastal Carolina University (SC) and in collaboration with CRHIA (Université de La Rochelle) and CIELAM (Université d’Aix Marseille) This event is the follow-up of a conference cycle on the notion of ecotones. Initially used in physical geography, an “ecotone” is a transitional area between two or more ... Read more

CfP: ‘Global Morrison’, University of Greenwich, London 27th and 28th June 2017

Call for Conference Papers ‘Global Morrison’ University of Greenwich, London 27th and 28th June 2017 Conference Coordinator: Dr. Justine Baillie, University of Greenwich, London Toni Morrison’s articulations of race, slavery, gender and history have secured her place within the literary canon and garnered extensive comment in contemporary criticism. Less evident are examinations of Morrison’s fiction and essays that emanate from global, transnational and diasporic perspectives and allow for an understanding of her engagement with global movements of peoples, Black Atlantic cultures and emerging postcolonial interest in ... Read more

KNAW Colloquium: ‘Connected Migrants: Encapsulation or Cosmopolitanism’, 15-16 Dec 2016, Amsterdam

KNAW Colloquium: 'Connected Migrants: Encapsulation or Cosmopolitanism' Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi are organising a colloquium at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science (KNAW) called 'Connected migrants: encapsulation or cosmopolitanism'. The event will take place from 15-16 December 2016 at the seat of KNAW in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Amongst the list of prestigious speakers is Prof. Zygmunt Bauman (Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Leeds) who will close with a public lecture. This colloquium brings experts in the field together ... Read more

Reminder and Update: Network Celebrates the Guyanas – Montpellier, Nov 4-5, 2016

Imagining the Guyanas / Across the Disciplines Conference Dates: November 4-5, 2016 Location: Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 Confirmed Keynotes: William Marshall (University of Stirling) and Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool) Special Guests: Alexis Tiouka (French Guyane), Alissa Trotz (University of Toronto), Didier Vincent (Kandjokan France), Michelle Asantewa Invited Writer: Pauline Melville More details here. Friday Novembre 4 Salle des colloques n°2, St Charles 8.30 Registration 9.15 Opening of the conference 9.30-11.00 Panel 1: Crossing Borders Chair : Thomas Lacroix ·      Clémence Léobal, University Paris Descartes and EHESS [& Ine Apapoe, Anton de Kom University ... Read more

Reminder of (virtual) AGM 16 – 20 September 2016

This is a reminder that the Postcolonial Studies Association is holding its Annual General Meeting via an online forum from 9am on Friday 16 September to 5pm on Tuesday 20 September. We hope that the virtual format and five-day span will enable many members to be involved. Executive Committee officers will report as usual, and members may also propose AOB topics for discussion. As specified in the constitution, the annual general meeting has authority to determine any matters concerning the activity of ... Read more

CfP: New Stage Idioms: South African Drama, Theatre and Performance In The Twenty-First Century

NEW STAGE IDIOMS: SOUTH AFRICAN DRAMA, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY An international conference organized by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) May 11-13, 2017 2ND CALL FOR PAPERS In the years that followed the end of Apartheid, South African drama, theatre and performance were characterized by a remarkable productivity, which entailed a process of constant aesthetic reinvention. In the post-apartheid period, South African playwrights and theatre makers sought to come to terms with the traumatic legacy of the pre-democratic past. Witness thereof are ... Read more

Francophone Postcolonial Studies in the 21st Century: Conference Programme and Regstration

  Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies In association with Liverpool University Press             Francophone Postcolonial Studies in the 21st Century  Friday 18 & Saturday 19 November 2016 Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU   Please find attached the provisional programme and registration form for the annual conference of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies, at Senate House on 18-19 November 2016. The theme of the conference is ‘Francophone Postcolonial Studies in the 21st Century’ Read more

CfP: “Law and Literature from the Global South,” special issue of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies.

Call for Papers: The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Spring 2018 Special Issue: Law and Literature from the Global South   Guest Editors: David Babcock (James Madison University) and Peter Leman (Brigham Young University)   Deadline for Submissions (approximately 4,000-5,000 words): December 20, 2016 Website: Contact Email: CfP: available here   The editors of this special issue of JCPCS seek essays that respond to the question: what does it mean to study law and literature from the global south? “Law and Literature,” as a field, has responded in recent years to criticism of ... Read more

Edinburgh Fringe: *NZINGA WARRIOR QUEEN*

Edinburgh Fringe: *NZINGA WARRIOR QUEEN* Premiered in 2014 and back for another run at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, Mara Menzies' Nzinga Warrior Queen is the first ever Scottish theatre production to feature a powerful African woman as the protagonist. Blending dance, live music, and storytelling, it is inspired by the real story of 17th-century Angolan queen Nzinga, who resisted the Portuguese colonisers and successfully kept control of her land throughout her entire life. 4th-19th August (not 10th), Scottish Storytelling Centre, 3pm. More information here. Read more

CfP: The Interface between British Contemporary Black and Jewish Cultures

The Interface between British Contemporary Black and Jewish Cultures  Friday 4 November 2016 University of Reading, UK   Over the past three decades, a considerable body of work has emerged on the interface between Black and Jewish cultures in the United States. In contrast, there has been very little scholarship on Black-Jewish cultural relations in the context of the United Kingdom. To a certain extent, this disparity can be explained by the very different histories of Jewish and Black populations on either side of the ... Read more
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