Publications

New Special Issue: “Native American Narratives in a Global Context”, Guest edited by Eman Ghanayem and Rebecca Macklin

Transmotion: An Online Journal of Postmodern Indigenous Studies, Vol 5, No 1 (2019) URL: https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion/issue/view/37?fbclid=IwAR2-W2akpota0GN08QmdXigji19xiz-FWYetECuaIHoWtwTJfcG2pCtTBl8 Native American Narratives in a Global Context In our contemporary moment, the world is seeing an increase in transnational Indigenous and decolonial activist movements. Idle No More, the BDS movement for a Free Palestine, and #NoDAPL and Mni Wiconi have all garnered international attention and trans-cultural calls for solidarity. These movements exemplify and build on long traditions of Indigenous resistance in international contexts and commitments to other marginalized groups. Mindful ... Read more

New Book — Dalit Text: Aesthetics and Politics Re-imagined, Co-edited by Judith Misrahi-Barak, Nicole thiara, K. Satyanarayana

238 pages, Routledge Paperback ISBN 9780367218416Hardback ISBN 9781138494572E-book ISBN 9780367149031 UK and US versions available; South Asian version available in August https://www.routledge.com/Dalit-Text-Aesthetics-and-Politics-Re-imagined-1st-Edition/Misrahi-Barak-Satyanarayana-Thiara/p/book/9780367218416 This book, companion to the much-acclaimed Dalit Literatures in India, examines questions of aesthetics and literary representation in a wide range of Dalit literary texts. It looks at how Dalit literature, born from the struggle against social and political injustice, invokes the rich and complex legacy of oral, folk and performative traditions of marginalised voices. The essays and interviews systematically explore a ... Read more

New Book: Re-imagining the Guyanas, Co-edited by Lawrence Aje, Thomas Lacroix and Judith Misrahi-Barak

316 pages, ISBN 978-2-36781-291-5, Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée French Guyane, Guyana and Suriname are not often focused on. Sometimes French Guyane is believed to be an island, and one often wonders where Guyana is situated, or Suriname. This collection of essays aims to increase the visibility of the Guyanas and more particularly of the three countries mentioned above. It also means to contribute to scholarship already published and share the knowledge across various disciplinary fields. It will question the traditional divide ... Read more

CFP: Special Issue for Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature on Contemporary Black British Women’s Writing

We are welcoming submissions for a Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature on experimentation and innovation in contemporary Black British Women’s Writing (eds. Elisabeth Bekers, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett and Helen Cousins). This special issue aims to appraise the burgeoning field of Black British Women’s Writing in a collection of essays that considers the literary innovations of British women of African and African-Caribbean descent since the 1990s. The issue will highlight the centrality of aesthetic creativity in writing by black British women in order ... Read more

CALL FOR PAPERS – US-Mexican Encounters In Contemporary North American Cinema

Hello everyone, Please see below a call papers. IMEX. MÉXICO INTERDISCIPLINARIO / INTERDISCIPLINARY MEXICO CALL FOR PAPERS US-MEXICAN ENCOUNTERS IN CONTEMPORARY NORTH AMERICAN CINEMA Editors of this issue: Guido Rings and Stephen Trinder Contributions to this iMex issue will explore the impact of the Trump era on images of Mexicans and Chicanos in recent US and Mexican cinema. Throughout the 2016 US presidential campaign and Donald Trump’s subsequent election to the presidency, Mexican immigration and Mexican-Americans, or Chicanos, were a central issue. Among a number ... Read more

Free Routledge Chapter Sampler: Justice

To tie in with the special topic of our the 2019 PSA Convention, we're delighted to announce that the PSA chapter sampler on Justice is now available for free download. This is part of the exciting new benefits offered by the PSA/Routledge partnership to all current PSA members. Please follow the links below for further details (you must be logged in to access these):* Read more

PSA Convention Publication: New Directions in Diaspora Studies

New Directions in Diaspora Studies: Cultural and Literary Approaches, edited by Sarah Ilott, Ana Cristina Mendes and Lucinda Newns, has recently been published by Rowman & Littlefield. It brings together contributions emerging from the PSA’s 2015 convention on Diasporas held at Leicester University. A description of the book and some reviews are included below. Please consider ordering a copy for your libraries! Description: This collection brings together new critical approaches to diaspora studies, branching out to areas such as literary studies, visual culture, and museum studies, ... Read more

CFP: Special Issue on South Asian Graphic Narratives (Deadline 28 Feb, 2018)

The international peer-reviewed journal South Asian Review invites submissions to a special issue revolving around “South Asian Graphic Narratives” for its Winter 2018 issue. Graphic narratives across South Asia’s multiple languages arguably have a long history, from the colonial to the contemporary moment. From comics appearing in colonial publications to the Amar Chitra Katha series and more recent graphic novels published across South Asia, graphic narratives constitute a rich archive as well as medium for examining history, culture, identity, place, pleasure, ... Read more

Reminder: CFP for Special Issue on Jewishness and Postcoloniality (deadline 1 December 2017)

Jewishness and Postcoloniality in Literature, Culture and Theory CFP – Special Issue of The Journal of Jewish Identities Guest Edited by Sarah Phillips Casteel, Anna Guttman and Isabelle Hesse Similarities between Jewish and colonial subjects in terms of exclusion and racism were identified in the immediate postwar years by thinkers such as Hannah Arendt and Aimé Césaire. Until recently, however, there has been little exchange between Jewish and postcolonial studies. On the one hand, this absence of comparative work can be attributed to postcolonial theory’s ... Read more