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Reminder of (virtual) AGM 16 – 20 September 2016

This is a reminder that the Postcolonial Studies Association is holding its Annual General Meeting via an online forum from 9am on Friday 16 September to 5pm on Tuesday 20 September. We hope that the virtual format and five-day span will enable many members to be involved. Executive Committee officers will report as usual, and members may also propose AOB topics for discussion. As specified in the constitution, the annual general meeting has authority to determine any matters concerning the activity of ... Read more

Summer 2016 Newsletter

The Summer 2016 issue of the PSA Newsletter is now available to download. This issue focuses on the topic of 'Postcolonial Cities'. Highlights include Léopold Lambert's report from the Calais 'Jungle', Zahira Asmal on Johannesburg as 'Arrival City', Monique Michal Marks on the increased securitization of South Africa's urban centres and photography by Jodi Bieber and Bradley Garrett. You will also find reports on recent conferences and research networks and PSA news. A preview is available here. Log in to your member's account to view the full newsletter (paid members only).   Read more

CfP: New Stage Idioms: South African Drama, Theatre and Performance In The Twenty-First Century

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 ... Read more

Francophone Postcolonial Studies in the 21st Century: Conference Programme and Regstration

  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’ Read more

Genre Fiction of New India: post-millennial receptions of “weird” narratives

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 ... Read more

CfP: “Law and Literature from the Global South,” special issue of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies.

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 Website: jcpcsonline.com Contact Email: jcpcs.lawlit@gmail.com 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 ... Read more

Edinburgh Fringe: *NZINGA WARRIOR QUEEN*

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. Read more

PSA/Journal of Postcolonial Writing Postgraduate Essay Competition 2016: Winner Announced

PSA/Journal of Postcolonial Writing Postgraduate Essay Competition 2016 Winner Announced 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’. Read More Read more

CfP: The Interface between British Contemporary Black and Jewish Cultures

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 ... Read more

CfP: Postcolonial Interventions Vol. II, Issue 1

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 ... Read more
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