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 ...
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’
Out today: Genre Fiction of New India: post-millennial receptions of 'weird' narratives
by E. Dawson Varughese
This book investigates fiction in English, written within, and published from India since 2000 in the genre of mythology-inspired fiction in doing so it introduces the term ‘Bharati Fantasy’. This volume is anchored in notions of the ‘weird’ and thus some time is spent understanding this term linguistically, historically (‘wyrd’) as well as philosophically and most significantly socio-culturally because ‘reception’ is a key theme to this ...
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
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ...
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.
PSA/Journal of Postcolonial Writing Postgraduate Essay Competition 2016
This year’s winner is Edward Dodson, University of Oxford, for his essay 'The Partial Postcoloniality of Julian Barnes’ Arthur & George’.
The runner-up is Amanda Ruth Waugh Lagji, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for her essay ‘Marking Time in Heart of Darkness: Waiting and (Post)colonial Temporalities’.
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 ...
Call for Papers
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Vol. II, Issue 1 (January 2017)
A few years ago, Stephen Greenblatt had noted,
“In the latter half of the twentieth century many in the social sciences and humanities gleefully proclaimed the demise of a set of traditional assumptions about cultural identity. Notions of wholeness, teleological development, evolutionary progress, and ethnic authenticity were said to have been dismantled forever. A few lamented their passing, but most scholars energetically grappled with brave new theories of ...
Inhabiting the voids of History
A conference on Caryl Phillips
May 23-24 2017
University of Caen, Normandy (ERIBIA)
Call for Papers
This two-day conference on the work of Caryl Phillips will be held in the presence of the author.
Often labelled a neo-slave narrative, Crossing the River is emblematic of an interest in slave history and slave narratives which has manifested itself in recent decades. As such it invites a reflexion on the nature and workings of collective memory, and in particular the socio-historical workings of memory ...