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Change, Resistance, and Collective Action in Southern Italy: A Multidisciplinary Symposium

Change, Resistance, and Collective Action in Southern Italy A Multidisciplinary Symposium 4 September, 2015 University of Kent Darwin College - Peter Brown Room This symposium reopens the debate on the Italian ‘Southern Question’ through a variety of multidisciplinary perspectives. Challenging conventional narratives of the retrograde South in opposition to the ‘civic’ North (Schneider, 1992), this symposium is the first to foreground the Mezzogiorno as an important arena for defining processes of cultural signification both at the national and transnational level. This approach sheds new light on the ... Read more

Third Bremen Conference on Language and Literature in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

Call for Papers Third Bremen Conference on Language and Literature in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts (BCLL#3) In Association with INPUTS, BIKQS, and IACPL “Postcolonial Knowledges” March 15-18, 2016 Keynote Speakers:     Jeannette Armstrong (The University of British Columbia) Hamid Dabashi (Columbia University) Michel DeGraff (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Gloria Emeagwali (Central Connecticut State University) Lisa Lim (The University of Hong Kong) Sinfree Makoni (The Pennsylvania State University) This interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars of different academic backgrounds to explore how knowledge systems, cultures, languages, and literary traditions have been affected by colonial ... Read more

UDI 50th Anniversary Postgraduate Workshop

UDI 50th Anniversary Postgraduate Workshop November 4, 2015 10-4pm at the University of Bristol with keynote speaker Sue Onslow   Fifty years ago, on 11 November 1965, the Rhodesia Front Party issued a unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) from Britain. Only in 1981, after a prolonged, radical national struggle, attempted economic isolation, international hostility and brutal civil war did internationally-recognised independence come, under black majority rule. The importance of Zimbabwe’s colonial past is still contentious on the local, regional and international stage, ... Read more

Literatures of the Middle East – reading group (London)

You are warmly invited to the next session of Literatures of the Middle East - a reading group for postgraduates and staff in London. This is a friendly, informal space to discuss Middle Eastern literature in English/English translation, open to all those with an interest in the region and its literatures. For the first of two sessions focussing on Baghdad, we begin with Sinan Antoon’s novel, The Corpse Washer. This session will be held at Queen Mary on Thursday, 30 July, from 18:00 ... Read more

2015 PSA Convention-Programme

The PSA Convention will be taking place at the University of Leicester in just 2 months (7-9 September 2015), so we hope you are looking forward to what promises to be this year’s biggest postcolonial event in the UK. Please read on for the PSA 2015 Convention Programme . We look forward to seeing you in Leicester! Read more

Dalit Literature and / in Translation

An international conference at the British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK 29-30 June 2015 Registration is now open for the conference on Dalit literature and translation to be held on 29 and 30 June 2015 at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. This conference is the fourth event hosted by the AHRC-funded Research Network ‘Writing, Analysing, Translating Dalit Literature’, which promotes a multi-disciplinary dialogue on Indian literature produced by Dalits (formerly known as Untouchables). This conference in ... Read more

2013 Newsletter

WELCOME to the Autumn/Winter issue of the biannual Postcolonial Studies Association newsletter. In this Special Issue we document the recent PSA Conference, which took place at Kingston University, London, on 12 and 13 September 2013. Our congratulations go to the organisers, Andrew Teverson and Sara Upstone, for crafting an excellent event. First up in this issue, we meet Andrew and Sara in a behind-the-scenes conversation (pp.4-5). We share details of the keynote sessions, by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and Sadhana Naithani (pp.6-7). We ... Read more

2014 Newsletter

ISSUE 13 features a particularly diverse range of contributions, spanning contexts such as the postcolonial Arctic (Roger Norum’s introduction to a conference held in May 2014); German/Jewish postcolonial studies (see Sebastian Musch’s feature article); British media programming since the late 1940s (Khaleelah Jones’ article) and Pakistani fine art (Madeline Clements’ introduction to Second Glance / Double Take, an exhibition held at SOAS in June 2014 in conjunction with the Beyond Islamophobia conference, part of which also travelled to British Culture After ... Read more

Resources of Resistance: Production, Consumption, Transformation

The Biennial Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) Postgraduate Conference 24-25 July 2014, University of York Confirmed keynotes: Professor Jennifer Wenzel (University of Minnesota), Dr Sharae Deckard (UCD) & Dr Anthony Carrigan (Leeds) Bringing together postgraduates, early career researchers, and keynote speakers from across the UK, the US and Europe, this two-day interdisciplinary conference addresses critical, topical, and increasingly urgent questions surrounding the concept and roles of resources within the postcolonial world and capitalist world-system. In particular, the conference seeks to probe the dialectical potential of ... Read more

PSA Conference 2013 Details

We are delighted to announce that the Third Biennial Postcolonial Studies Association Conference will be held at Kingston University on the 12th and 13th September 2013: History, Postcolonialism and Tradition Third Biennial Conference of the Postcolonial Studies Association Kingston University, 12-13 September 2013 For more information, visit the PSA Events Page   Read more
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