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CfP: On Whose Terms?: Ten Years On…

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CfP: Indenture Abolition Centenary Conference

Indenture Abolition Centenary Conference 2017 International Conference on the Centenary of the Abolition of Indentureship in the British Empire Senate House, University of London 6­-7 October 2017   Partners: The School of Advanced Study The Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick Royal Holloway, University of London We are delighted to announce a call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference marking the centenary of the abolition of indentureship in the British Empire. The conveners wish to place special emphasis on new research in the field of indentureship studies. Three ... Read more

Winter 2017 Newsletter

The Winter 2017 issue of the PSA Newsletter is now available to download. This issue is open-themed though inflected by some of the seismic global changes that are shaping the world at the moment, which appear to testify more than ever to the urgency of adopting a postcolonial perspective. Highlights include two articles reflecting on "Brexit", a review of Nikesh Shukla's timely anthology The Good Immigrant, reports on recent postcolonial conferences and projects, announcement of the winner of the PSA/JPW Postgraduate Essay ... Read more

CfP: Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe

Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe 6 - 8 July 2017, University of Tampere, Finland   URBAN CULTURE – RURAL PAROCHIALISM? EUROPEAN CITYSCAPES AND PERIPHERIES IN AFRICAN (DIASPORIC) LITERATURES Panel organizers: Janine Hauthal (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) & Anna-Leena Toivanen (University of Eastern Finland) European cities frequently figure in African (diasporic) fiction. With their landmarks and suburbs, former colonial metropolitan centres serve as settings in narratives exploring a variety of African diasporic experiences in Europe and contribute to the project of rewriting the continent from a new perspective. While ... Read more

Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize

Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize The journal of Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press) is delighted to announce the launch of the 2017 Essay Prize.  The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary women’s writing, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers and support the professional development of next generation scholars. The winner of the inaugural 2016 Essay Prize was Mary Horgan for “About Change: Ali Smith’s Numismatic Modernism.” You can read Mary’s essay ... Read more

CfP:Borders vs Bridges: Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas (Extended Deadline)

 Borders vs Bridges:  Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas  UCL Institute of the Americas, London  3rd Annual Conference 11-12 May 2017  Keynote Speakers:  Prof. Cathy McIlwaine (QMUL) & Dr. Nick Witham (UCL-IA) Extended Call For Papers - New Deadline 13th January  Following the success of our 1st  and 2nd International Conferences, the UCL Americas Research Network invites postgraduate students and early  career researchers working on any aspect of the Americas to participate in our 3rd International Conference: 'Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas. As a leading postgraduate hub for studies of the Americas ... Read more

CfP: Ecotones 2: Experiences of Migration and Transformations in the Ecotones, 22-24 June, 2017

Ecotones 2: Experiences of Migration and Transformations in the Ecotones University of Poitiers (MIGRINTER), France  22-24 June, 2017 Deadline to submit a proposal: 10 January, 2017 Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2017 In partnership with EMMA (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) and Coastal Carolina University (SC) and in collaboration with CRHIA (Université de La Rochelle) and CIELAM (Université d’Aix Marseille) This event is the follow-up of a conference cycle on the notion of ecotones. Initially used in physical geography, an “ecotone” is a transitional area between two or more ... Read more

CfP: ‘Global Morrison’, University of Greenwich, London 27th and 28th June 2017

Call for Conference Papers ‘Global Morrison’ University of Greenwich, London 27th and 28th June 2017 Conference Coordinator: Dr. Justine Baillie, University of Greenwich, London Toni Morrison’s articulations of race, slavery, gender and history have secured her place within the literary canon and garnered extensive comment in contemporary criticism. Less evident are examinations of Morrison’s fiction and essays that emanate from global, transnational and diasporic perspectives and allow for an understanding of her engagement with global movements of peoples, Black Atlantic cultures and emerging postcolonial interest in ... Read more

KNAW Colloquium: ‘Connected Migrants: Encapsulation or Cosmopolitanism’, 15-16 Dec 2016, Amsterdam

KNAW Colloquium: 'Connected Migrants: Encapsulation or Cosmopolitanism' Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi are organising a colloquium at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science (KNAW) called 'Connected migrants: encapsulation or cosmopolitanism'. The event will take place from 15-16 December 2016 at the seat of KNAW in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Amongst the list of prestigious speakers is Prof. Zygmunt Bauman (Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Leeds) who will close with a public lecture. This colloquium brings experts in the field together ... Read more

3-G Network Celebrates the Guyanas – London Conference, Oct 27-29, 2016

Imagining the Guyanas / Ecologies of Memory and Movement Conference Dates: 27-29 October, 2016 Location: University of London, School of Advanced Study, Senate House Confirmed Keynotes: Alissa Trotz (University of Toronto) and Janette Bulkan (University of British Columbia) Special Guest: Clem Seecharan Confirmed Writers and Artists: John Agard, Gaiutra Bahadur, Malika Booker, Fred D’Aguiar, Cyril Dabydeen, Grace Nichols, Jan Lowe Shinebourne and Keith Waithe Details and Registration: http://www.sas.ac.uk/support-research/public-events/2016/imagining-guyanas-ecologies-memory-and-movement <http://www.sas.ac.uk/support-research/public-events/2016/imagining-guyanas-ecologies-memory-and-movement Additionally: http://pays-anglophones.upv.univ-montp3.fr/?page_id=2212 <http://pays-anglophones.upv.univ-montp3.fr/?page_id=2212> PARTNERING INSTITUTIONS: Coastal Carolina University, Université de Poitiers (MIGRINTER), Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (EMMA), Université d’Anvers, University of Stirling, ... Read more
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