You may be interested in visiting an exhibition at Goldsmiths University of London: '60 Untold Stories of Black Britain', which is running throughout October to mark Black History Month. Click on the image for more details.
Diaspora studies is a growing area of research within the broader field of postcolonial studies. Its principal focus is the ways in which the experiences of migrant and displaced communities have been represented in thought, literature and art. This seminar series will probe diaspora-related themes in a diverse range of ways, one of its aims being to develop still underworked comparative perspectives between the fields of Anglophone and francophone postcolonial studies. There will be two papers at each seminar, separated by a coffee ...
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Art and Ideology in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Fiction - -A Classic Anthology”
Edited by: Ernest N. Emenyonu, Iniobong I. Uko, & Patricia T. Emenyonu
Easily the leading and most engaging voice of her era and generation, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has bridged gaps, introduced new motifs and narrative varieties which have energized contemporary African fiction since her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003). With Half of a Yellow Sun (2007) and The Thing Around Your Neck - - Short Stories (2009), she established ...
Reading group diary, autumn 2015
1) Tuesday, 22 September, 12.00-13.00, Seminar Room 2, Graduate School (Ellen Wilkinson)
Anne McClintock, Imperial Leather: Gender, Race and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest(Routledge, 1995): Chapter 6 (pp. 232-257) & Chapter 10 (pp. 352-389)
2) Tuesday, 20 October, 12.00-13.00, Seminar Room 2, Graduate School (Ellen Wilkinson)
Christine Delphy, Separate and Dominate: Feminism and Racism After the War on Terror, trans. by David Broder (Verso, 2015)
3) Tuesday, 17 November, 12.00-13.00, Seminar Room 2, Graduate School (Ellen Wilkinson)
Vron Ware, Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism, and History (Verso, ...
7 to 9 September: University of Leicester and College Court
The Postcolonial Studies Association (UK) is having its first ever convention. Please join other delegates to share and discuss the most recent developments in postcolonial studies, under the special topic of Diasporas
The full programme is available here.
Confirmed keynote speakers
Professor Paul Gilroy (King’s College London)
Professor John McLeod (University of Leeds)
Dr Gayatri Gopinath (New York University)
Special topic: Diasporas
Movement —be it of culture, capital or the human movement involved in colonialism, slavery, indentured labour, or postcolonial migration to former colonial ...
Call for Papers
Third Bremen Conference on Language and Literature in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts (BCLL#3)
In Association with INPUTS, BIKQS, and IACPL
March 15-18, 2016
Jeannette Armstrong (The University of British Columbia)
Hamid Dabashi (Columbia University)
Michel DeGraff (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Gloria Emeagwali (Central Connecticut State University)
Lisa Lim (The University of Hong Kong)
Sinfree Makoni (The Pennsylvania State University)
This interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars of different academic backgrounds to explore how knowledge systems, cultures, languages, and literary traditions have been affected by colonial ...
UDI 50th Anniversary Postgraduate Workshop
November 4, 2015 10-4pm at the University of Bristol with keynote speaker Sue Onslow
Fifty years ago, on 11 November 1965, the Rhodesia Front Party issued a unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) from Britain. Only in 1981, after a prolonged, radical national struggle, attempted economic isolation, international hostility and brutal civil war did internationally-recognised independence come, under black majority rule. The importance of Zimbabwe’s colonial past is still contentious on the local, regional and international stage, ...
You are warmly invited to the next session of Literatures of the Middle East - a reading group for postgraduates and staff in London. This is a friendly, informal space to discuss Middle Eastern literature in English/English translation, open to all those with an interest in the region and its literatures.
For the first of two sessions focussing on Baghdad, we begin with Sinan Antoon’s novel, The Corpse Washer.
This session will be held at Queen Mary on Thursday, 30 July, from 18:00 ...
An international conference at the British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
29-30 June 2015
Registration is now open for the conference on Dalit literature and translation to be held on 29 and 30 June 2015 at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. This conference is the fourth event hosted by the AHRC-funded Research Network ‘Writing, Analysing, Translating Dalit Literature’, which promotes a multi-disciplinary dialogue on Indian literature produced by Dalits (formerly known as Untouchables). This conference in ...
The Biennial Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) Postgraduate Conference
24-25 July 2014, University of York
Confirmed keynotes: Professor Jennifer Wenzel (University of Minnesota), Dr Sharae Deckard (UCD) & Dr Anthony Carrigan (Leeds)
Bringing together postgraduates, early career researchers, and keynote speakers from across the UK, the US and Europe, this two-day interdisciplinary conference addresses critical, topical, and increasingly urgent questions surrounding the concept and roles of resources within the postcolonial world and capitalist world-system. In particular, the conference seeks to probe the dialectical potential of ...