Mock the Weak: Comedy and the Politics of Representation
14th-15th September 2016, Teesside University/ARC Stockton
Comedy is an ambivalent medium that ranges from the reactionary and conservative to the radical and subversive. It has both a political role in entrenching or overturning existing hierarchies of power, and a psychological one, in giving voice to taboo topics. At a time when questions related to comedy (regarding the limits of free speech, the power dynamic inherent in joking, and the representation of minority groups frequently ...
‘It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At’: International Hip Hop Studies Conference
Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
23-24 June 2016
Tricia Rose, Brown University
Murray Forman, Northeastern University
The AHRC ‘Performing hip hop Englishness’ project, in collaboration with Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge, is pleased to invite proposals for papers to be presented at the international hip hop studies conference ‘It ain’t where you’re from, it’s where you’re at’.
It ain’t where you’re from:
The line ‘it ain’t where you’re from, it’s where ...
Diasporic Trajectories: Transnational Cultures in the 21st Century The 2016 seminar series, at IASH, 2 Hope Park Square, University of Edinburgh
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. With the aim of encouraging underexplored comparative perspectives this seminar series will probe diaspora-related themes in a diverse range of ways. There will ...
The Postcolonial and the Material
May 5 – 7, 2016
University of Augsburg, Germany
Call for Papers
Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien (GAPS)
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Shoba Venkatesh Ghosh (University of Mumbai)
Bhekizizwe Peterson (University of the Witwatersrand)
For its 2016 conference, GAPS invites panels and individual papers addressing the relationship between the ‘postcolonial’ and the ‘material’ in anglophone literary studies, cultural studies, media studies, and linguistics as well as from transdisciplinary perspectives. Drawing from and exceeding the notion of the material in material culture studies, the conference ...
CALL FOR PAPERS – CARIBBEAN LITERATURE & CULTURE (THE LITERARY ENCYCLOPEDIA)
The Literary Encyclopedia at www.litencyc.com is looking for qualified writers to enhance its coverage of Anglophone Writing and Culture of Central America and the Caribbean. The list below is not comprehensive or final, and new proposals of writers/ works/context essays that are not currently listed in our database are also welcome. However, we will prioritize articles on writers and works frequently studied in university courses, and those that are highly topical ...
Trauma as cultural palimpsests: (post)communism against the background of comparative modernities, totalitarianisms, and (post)coloniality, Wroclaw University, 2-3 June 2016
Research Center for Postcolonial and Posttotalitarian Studies, Wrocław University, Call for Papers:
The conference aims to investigate the multiple forms of totalitarian trauma and of the (post-)traumatic transition period in the region. The assessment of the totalitarian pasts has been the object of divisive and partial political debates, themselves, at times, no more than post-traumatic symptoms at the discursive level. The conference aims to ...
Call For Papers
Shakespeares: Critical Perspectives Past and Present
RLCC Annual International Conference
29-30 March 2016, Beni Mellal, Morocco
On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Research Laboratory on Culture and Communication is devoting its annual international conference to “Shakespeares: Critical Perspectives Past and Present.” Proposals for 20-minute papers addressing any aspect of Shakespeare’s oeuvre are invited. The conference topics include (but are not limited to):
Popular Culture and Shakespeare
Shakespeare in the Arab World
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 ...
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’
*Dr James Procter , 'Diaspora on Air: Radio and Lyrical Modernity'
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 ...
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 ...