The Spring/Summer 2015 issue of the PSA Newsletter #15 - Spring 2015 is now available to download. The theme for this issue is 'Postcolonialism and/or Feminism' and contains a range of articles, interviews and book reviews related to the topic, as well as reports on recent Postcolonial events and other PSA news.
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7 to 9 September: University of Leicester and College Court
The Postcolonial Studies Association (UK) is having its first ever convention. Please join other delegates to share and discuss the most recent developments in postcolonial studies, under the special topic of Diasporas
The full programme is available here.
Confirmed keynote speakers
Professor Paul Gilroy (King’s College London)
Professor John McLeod (University of Leeds)
Dr Gayatri Gopinath (New York University)
Special topic: Diasporas
Movement —be it of culture, capital or the human movement involved in colonialism, slavery, indentured labour, or postcolonial migration to former colonial ...
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 ...
Call for Papers
Third Bremen Conference on Language and Literature in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts (BCLL#3)
In Association with INPUTS, BIKQS, and IACPL
March 15-18, 2016
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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!
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 ...