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Winner of the 2019 PSA/JPW Postgraduate Essay Prize

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the winner and runner-up of this year’s PSA/Journal of Postcolonial Writing PG Essay Prize. The standard of the competition was extremely high again this year, and the judges were Rachel Farebrother, Rachael Gilmour, Stephen Morton, Alex Padamsee, and Kirk Sides. We would like to thank the judges for their excellent and time-consuming work. The editors of JPW, Anastasia Valassopoulos and Sarah Lawson Welsh, would like to congratulate both the winner and the runner up for ... 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

New Special Issue: “Native American Narratives in a Global Context”, Guest edited by Eman Ghanayem and Rebecca Macklin

Transmotion: An Online Journal of Postmodern Indigenous Studies, Vol 5, No 1 (2019) URL: https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion/issue/view/37?fbclid=IwAR2-W2akpota0GN08QmdXigji19xiz-FWYetECuaIHoWtwTJfcG2pCtTBl8 Native American Narratives in a Global Context In our contemporary moment, the world is seeing an increase in transnational Indigenous and decolonial activist movements. Idle No More, the BDS movement for a Free Palestine, and #NoDAPL and Mni Wiconi have all garnered international attention and trans-cultural calls for solidarity. These movements exemplify and build on long traditions of Indigenous resistance in international contexts and commitments to other marginalized groups. Mindful ... 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

New Book — Dalit Text: Aesthetics and Politics Re-imagined, Co-edited by Judith Misrahi-Barak, Nicole thiara, K. Satyanarayana

238 pages, Routledge Paperback ISBN 9780367218416Hardback ISBN 9781138494572E-book ISBN 9780367149031 UK and US versions available; South Asian version available in August https://www.routledge.com/Dalit-Text-Aesthetics-and-Politics-Re-imagined-1st-Edition/Misrahi-Barak-Satyanarayana-Thiara/p/book/9780367218416 This book, companion to the much-acclaimed Dalit Literatures in India, examines questions of aesthetics and literary representation in a wide range of Dalit literary texts. It looks at how Dalit literature, born from the struggle against social and political injustice, invokes the rich and complex legacy of oral, folk and performative traditions of marginalised voices. The essays and interviews systematically explore a ... Read more

New Book: Re-imagining the Guyanas, Co-edited by Lawrence Aje, Thomas Lacroix and Judith Misrahi-Barak

316 pages, ISBN 978-2-36781-291-5, Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée French Guyane, Guyana and Suriname are not often focused on. Sometimes French Guyane is believed to be an island, and one often wonders where Guyana is situated, or Suriname. This collection of essays aims to increase the visibility of the Guyanas and more particularly of the three countries mentioned above. It also means to contribute to scholarship already published and share the knowledge across various disciplinary fields. It will question the traditional divide ... Read more

CFP: Special Issue for Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature on Contemporary Black British Women’s Writing

We are welcoming submissions for a Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature on experimentation and innovation in contemporary Black British Women’s Writing (eds. Elisabeth Bekers, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett and Helen Cousins). This special issue aims to appraise the burgeoning field of Black British Women’s Writing in a collection of essays that considers the literary innovations of British women of African and African-Caribbean descent since the 1990s. The issue will highlight the centrality of aesthetic creativity in writing by black British women in order ... 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

PSA Convention 2019: Second submission deadline added

Thanks to all those who have submitted proposals for papers and panels for the upcoming PSA Convention to be held at the University of Manchester from 11th to 13th September 2019. We are delighted to say that we have received the largest number of submissions for a PSA convention to date. A number of members have expressed concern about submitting a proposal, or indeed making any travel plans, before the upcoming UK withdrawal from the European Union scheduled to take place on 29th March 2019. In ... Read more
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