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PSA Convention Publication: New Directions in Diaspora Studies

New Directions in Diaspora Studies: Cultural and Literary Approaches, edited by Sarah Ilott, Ana Cristina Mendes and Lucinda Newns, has recently been published by Rowman & Littlefield. It brings together contributions emerging from the PSA’s 2015 convention on Diasporas held at Leicester University. A description of the book and some reviews are included below. Please consider ordering a copy for your libraries! Description: This collection brings together new critical approaches to diaspora studies, branching out to areas such as literary studies, visual culture, and museum studies, ... Read more

The PSA Newsletter #21 (Summer 2018): Decolonising Speculative Fiction

The PSA Newsletter #21 (Summer 2018) is now out. This special issue focuses on the topic of Decolonising Speculative Fiction, and features contributions from writers and experts in speculative fiction from Africa and the African diaspora, India, Iraq, the Philippines, and the Indigenous nations of North America and Australasia. We have also included reviews of related anthologies and academic books on postcolonialism and SF. A preview (the first 6 pages) is attached here and the full newsletter can be downloaded below. To access the ... Read more

Call for Poetry and Fiction (Postcolonial Text)

Call for Poetry and Fiction Literary Networks and Digital Media in Contemporary African Literatures Postcolonial Text, Double Guest Issue 13:3 & 13:4, 2018 We are delighted to announce a call for fiction and poetry to be included in a Double Guest Issue of Postcolonial Text entitled “Literary Networks and Digital Media in Contemporary African Literatures.” We are looking for unpublished poetry or short fiction (6,000 to 8,000 words) in English or African languages (with an English translation). Submission Procedure and Calendar: Texts and poems, along with a ... Read more

CFP: Special Issue on South Asian Graphic Narratives (Deadline 28 Feb, 2018)

The international peer-reviewed journal South Asian Review invites submissions to a special issue revolving around “South Asian Graphic Narratives” for its Winter 2018 issue. Graphic narratives across South Asia’s multiple languages arguably have a long history, from the colonial to the contemporary moment. From comics appearing in colonial publications to the Amar Chitra Katha series and more recent graphic novels published across South Asia, graphic narratives constitute a rich archive as well as medium for examining history, culture, identity, place, pleasure, ... Read more

The PSA Newsletter #20 (Winter 2017-18): Convention Issue

The PSA Newsletter #20 (Winter 2017) is now out. This issue looks back on the second biennial PSA Convention that took place at Senate House, University of London in September, on the theme of Globalisation. The issue features contributions from organisers and participants sharing their experiences of the Convention, including summaries of their presentations by keynote speakers Sharae Deckard and Anna Bernard. We have also included reviews of individual panels and related book reviews. A preview (the first 7 pages) is attached ... Read more

AHRC Midlands3Cities PhD funding for UK/EU students: Postcolonial Studies

AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU students The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C) is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M3C is awarding up to 80 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2018 entry. M3C is also awarding 7 Collaborative Doctoral Awards with partner organisations: Flatpack Festival, Leicester City Council, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, Nottingham Contemporary, Oxford Lieder, Royal ... Read more

Dutch-Gambian co-production launches crowdfunding campaign

Dutch-Gambian co-production launches crowdfunding campaign   AMSTERDAM/SERRAKUNDA – Dutch filmmaking duo Bas Ackermann and Emiel Martens, in collaboration with Gambian media production house State of Mic, have launched a crowdfunding campaign for Gifts from Babylon, a new short fiction film about illegal migration from Africa to Europe. They aim to collect €10.000 to be able to record the film in The Gambia by the end of the year.      Last year Ackermann and Martens achieved their first success with Welcome to the Smiling ... Read more

Reminder: CFP for Special Issue on Jewishness and Postcoloniality (deadline 1 December 2017)

Jewishness and Postcoloniality in Literature, Culture and Theory CFP – Special Issue of The Journal of Jewish Identities Guest Edited by Sarah Phillips Casteel, Anna Guttman and Isabelle Hesse Similarities between Jewish and colonial subjects in terms of exclusion and racism were identified in the immediate postwar years by thinkers such as Hannah Arendt and Aimé Césaire. Until recently, however, there has been little exchange between Jewish and postcolonial studies. On the one hand, this absence of comparative work can be attributed to postcolonial theory’s ... Read more

The PSA Newsletter #19 (Summer 2017): ‘The Future of Postcolonial Studies’

The PSA Newsletter #19 (Summer 2017) is now out. The theme of this issue is 'The Future of Postcolonial Studies', inspired by a recent panel discussion organised by the PSA. The issue includes papers presented at the panel, an interview with one of our founding members and a number of related book reviews. You will also be introduced to the new Executive Committee of the PSA, who will serve until 2020. A preview (the first 10 pages) is attached here and the ... Read more

Call for papers: Special Issue on Native American Narratives in a Global Context

Call for Papers: Native American Narratives in a Global Context Special Issue to Appear in Transmotion: An Online Journal of Postmodern Indigenous Studies  Deadline for Abstracts: 1st October 2017 In the contemporary moment, the world has seen an increase in transnational and decolonial activist movements around indigenous rights. Idle No More, Rhodes Must Fall, the BDS movement for a Free Palestine and the Dakota Access Pipeline protests have all garnered international attention and trans-indigenous calls of solidarity. These politics have found their ways to ... Read more
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