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2019 PSA Convention: Justice

Join us from the 11th to 13th of September at the University of Manchester for the biennial Convention of the Postcolonial Studies Association. There will be papers on all aspects of postcolonial research, from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Click here to access the full programme and abstracts. The special topic of this year's convention is Justice. For all their differences, it might be said that postcolonialists are united in their commitment to pursuing justice in the face of all ... Read more

Abstracts

Delegates, alphabetically by last names Aghogho Akpome The African refugee and the crisis of European (in)justice in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go Went Gone This paper explores Go Went Gone, a 2015 novel by the German writer, Jenny Erpenbeck on the plight of a handful of African refugees in Berlin in the context of what has been called the European refugee/migrant ‘crisis’. The novel’s exploration of the impossible juridical/bureaucratic obstacles placed before these refugees foreground the ways in which the so-called ‘crisis’ of recent migration to the West can be understood primarily ... Read more

Keynote Speakers

David Theo Goldberg Professor, Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, USA https://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=4716 Global Dread Dread, I suggest, is the driving political affect of our current conjuncture. I examine the relational ambiguities of a dread that is more or less global, the dread globalization has prompted (contrasted with the dread of global imperialisms) and the dread of globalization as such. Paul Gilroy spoke of postcolonial mourning, the nostalgia for a sensed loss of standing in a world bereft of empire, its affordances both material and affective. I ... Read more

The PSA Newsletter #23 (August 2019)

This special issue of the PSA newsletter focuses on Postcolonialism and Visual Culture. Our contributors examine how the relationship between these two fields has evolved in the last ten years, and ask how postcolonial visual culture represents and engages with the histories and processes of the colonial and the postcolonial. This issue also includes reports on events such as the Australian Association for Caribbean Studies 2019 conference, the launch of the New Voices in Postcolonial Studies network and an International Showcase event ... Read more

Winner of the 2019 PSA/JPW Postgraduate Essay Prize

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the winner and runner-up of this year’s PSA/Journal of Postcolonial Writing PG Essay Prize. The standard of the competition was extremely high again this year, and the judges were Rachel Farebrother, Rachael Gilmour, Stephen Morton, Alex Padamsee, and Kirk Sides. We would like to thank the judges for their excellent and time-consuming work. The editors of JPW, Anastasia Valassopoulos and Sarah Lawson Welsh, would like to congratulate both the winner and the runner up for ... Read more

Convention Registration

We are delighted to confirm that registration is now live for the PSA 2019 Convention. Please follow the link below to the University of Manchester eStore page, where you can register and pay for convention attendance. Registration link: https://estore.manchester.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-humanities/school-of-arts-languages-and-culture/psa/postcolonial-studies-association-psa-convention-2019 How much? As a reminder, the registration fee for PSA 2019 will be as follows: 3-day registration fees: Band C (incl. students/unwaged) £60 / Band B £75 / Band A £120 1-day registration fees:Band C (incl. students/unwaged) £40 / Band B £45 / Band A £65 Please note that we cannot make any further reductions to these rates, which already represent a significant reduction/saving, ... Read more

2019 PSA Convention Programme released

You can now download the full programme for the next PSA Convention at the University of Manchester by clicking below. Please note that an updated programme will be disseminated in due course nearer the time, with added information about chairs and specific room locations. For more information, please go to: http://www.postcolonialstudiesassociation.co.uk/2019-convention-programme/ Read more

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

Call for Papers: Translational Spaces: Language, Literatures, Disciplines

A postgraduate and early career conference at the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT) Research Centre, University of Oxford, 22 FEBRUARY 2020 World Literature as a discipline has generated much debate, with scholars vying to define and delimit the field (see Damrosch, Apter, Moretti, Casanova, Spivak). This disruption of the definitional confines of World Literature stands alongside a radical questioning of the parameters of Modernism, Postcolonial, and Comparative Literature studies. Our conference aims to explore the demarcation, widening, and recalibration of ... 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
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