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Travel Bursaries: Our Own Image: The Legacies of Maori Filmmaking in Aotearoa/New Zealand – AHRC/University of Leeds symposium, November 17th 2015

Our Own Image: The Legacies of Maori Filmmaking in Aotearoa/New Zealand – AHRC/University of Leeds symposium, November 17th 2015 Postgraduate Student Travel Bursaries Four travel bursaries are available to attend the above event for postgraduate students whose current or proposed research focuses on topics in Postcolonial Studies, Indigenous/Fourth Cinema and Media. On Tuesday 17th November 2015, the ‘Our Own Image’ project will hold the first of two hui, or symposia, on the legacies of the pioneering generation of Maori filmmakers that began making films in the ... Read more

Seminar Series: Diasporic Trajectories: Transnational Cultures in the 21st Century

Diasporic Trajectories: Transnational Cultures in the 21st Century  IASH, 2 Hope Park Square, University of Edinburgh  Seminar 5, Friday 13th November, 2-5pm *Prof. David Murphy, ‘The Performance of Pan-Africanism: performing black identity at major pan-African festivals, 1966-2010’ http://rms.stir.ac.uk/converis-stirling/person/10677 *Dr James Procter , 'Diaspora on Air: Radio and Lyrical Modernity' http://www.ncl.ac.uk/elll/staff/profile/james.procter Chair: Dr Sam Coombes   The remaining seminars in the series are the following: 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 ... Read more

PhD Funding: AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU Arts and Humanities research students

AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU Arts and Humanities research students The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the Arts and Humanities. The DTP, a collaboration between Nottingham Trent, Nottingham, Birmingham, Birmingham City, Leicester and De Montfort universities, provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision, including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career. English at Nottingham Trent University is inviting ... Read more

CFP: Representations of cinema and spectatorship in Francophone Africa (Marrakech, Morocco)

  Call for Papers Representations of cinema and spectatorship in Francophone Africa International Conference – ESAV - Marrakech (Morocco) – May 24-25, 2016    Research on African cinemas has until recently remained quite limited in scope. The films, filmmakers, and the political contexts as well as the images of the regions conveyed by the films have been the main focus of interest. The circulation of the films, film exhibition, cinema as a leisure activity, the ways in which people watch films are questions that have remained ... Read more

PSA/Journal of Postcolonial Writing Postgraduate Essay Competition 2016

PSA/Journal of Postcolonial Writing Postgraduate Essay Competition 2016 The Postcolonial Studies Association and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing are very pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 Postgraduate Essay Competition. On 8 September 2015, the prize’s winners and latest judges were especially mentioned and celebrated at the PSA’s Convention held at the University of Leicester, illustrating how the prize has been going from strength to strength. It is now entering its seventh consecutive running. The competition provides a great opportunity for ... Read more

Third Biannual Northern Postcolonial Network Symposium: Asylum, Refuge, Migration CfP

Third Biannual Northern Postcolonial Network Symposium: Asylum, Refuge, Migration A Joint Event of the University of Manchester and University of Salford 29 January 2016 (Attendance FREE) Call for Papers The Third Biannual NPN Symposium on ‘Asylum, Refuge, Migration’, 29 January 2016, at MediaCityUK (Salford), will bring together academic and non-academic audiences to debate the current and very pressing issues of asylum, refuge and migration. The focus of the day is therefore on conversation rather than on the delivery of formal academic papers. We warmly invite postgraduates and ... Read more

New Postcolonial British Genres: Shifting the Boundaries by Sarah Ilott

Member's Publication New Postcolonial British Genres: Shifting the Boundaries by Sarah Ilott Though individual genres have been studied in relation to postcolonial criticism, there has not, until now, been a critical intervention that considers what it is about genre itself that makes it useful for a postcolonial project and for writing contemporary Britain. This study analyses four new genres of literature and film that have evolved to accommodate and negotiate the changing face of postcolonial Britain since 1990. It reads shifting genre boundaries as a means of understanding ... Read more

60 Untold Stories of Black Britain: exhibition at Goldsmiths University of London

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.   Read more

Diasporic Trajectories: Transnational Cultures in the 21st Century- seminar schedule

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 ... Read more

CfP: “Art and Ideology in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Fiction -A Classic Anthology”

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 ... Read more
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