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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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“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 ...
We are delighted to announce the publication of What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say in the Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures series, available in hardback and on Kindle.
What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say
Ed. Anna Bernard, Ziad Elmarsafy, and Stuart Murray
This book reclaims postcolonial theory, addressing persistent limitations in the geographical, disciplinary, and methodological assumptions of its dominant formations. It emerges, however, from an investment in the future of postcolonial studies and a commitment to its basic premise: namely, that literature and culture ...
Reading group diary, autumn 2015
1) Tuesday, 22 September, 12.00-13.00, Seminar Room 2, Graduate School (Ellen Wilkinson)
Anne McClintock, Imperial Leather: Gender, Race and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest(Routledge, 1995): Chapter 6 (pp. 232-257) & Chapter 10 (pp. 352-389)
2) Tuesday, 20 October, 12.00-13.00, Seminar Room 2, Graduate School (Ellen Wilkinson)
Christine Delphy, Separate and Dominate: Feminism and Racism After the War on Terror, trans. by David Broder (Verso, 2015)
3) Tuesday, 17 November, 12.00-13.00, Seminar Room 2, Graduate School (Ellen Wilkinson)
Vron Ware, Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism, and History (Verso, ...
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Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings
“The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and reimagines the world.” — Malcolm Gladwell
“It’s a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is
not the only universe there is.” — Aldous Huxley
Philosophers, poets, and artists in every era have revisioned and reimagined the world in ways that have inspired ...