Convention News

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

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