New Directions in Diaspora Studies: Cultural and Literary Approaches, edited by Sarah Ilott, Ana Cristina Mendes and Lucinda Newns, has recently been published by Rowman & Littlefield. It brings together contributions emerging from the PSA’s 2015 convention on Diasporas held at Leicester University. A description of the book and some reviews are included below. Please consider ordering a copy for your libraries!
This collection brings together new critical approaches to diaspora studies, branching out to areas such as literary studies, visual culture, and museum studies, ...
Call for Poetry and Fiction
Literary Networks and Digital Media in Contemporary African Literatures
Postcolonial Text, Double Guest Issue 13:3 & 13:4, 2018
We are delighted to announce a call for fiction and poetry to be included in a Double Guest Issue of Postcolonial Text entitled “Literary Networks and Digital Media in Contemporary African Literatures.”
We are looking for unpublished poetry or short fiction (6,000 to 8,000 words) in English or African languages (with an English translation).
Submission Procedure and Calendar:
Texts and poems, along with a ...
The international peer-reviewed journal South Asian Review invites submissions to a special issue revolving around “South Asian Graphic Narratives” for its Winter 2018 issue. Graphic narratives across South Asia’s multiple languages arguably have a long history, from the colonial to the contemporary moment. From comics appearing in colonial publications to the Amar Chitra Katha series and more recent graphic novels published across South Asia, graphic narratives constitute a rich archive as well as medium for examining history, culture, identity, place, pleasure, ...
AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU students
The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C) is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M3C is awarding up to 80 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2018 entry.
M3C is also awarding 7 Collaborative Doctoral Awards with partner organisations: Flatpack Festival, Leicester City Council, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, Nottingham Contemporary, Oxford Lieder, Royal ...
Dutch-Gambian co-production launches crowdfunding campaign
AMSTERDAM/SERRAKUNDA – Dutch filmmaking duo Bas Ackermann and Emiel Martens, in collaboration with Gambian media production house State of Mic, have launched a crowdfunding campaign for Gifts from Babylon, a new short fiction film about illegal migration from Africa to Europe. They aim to collect €10.000 to be able to record the film in The Gambia by the end of the year.
Last year Ackermann and Martens achieved their first success with Welcome to the Smiling ...
Jewishness and Postcoloniality in Literature, Culture and Theory
CFP – Special Issue of The Journal of Jewish Identities
Guest Edited by Sarah Phillips Casteel, Anna Guttman and Isabelle Hesse
Similarities between Jewish and colonial subjects in terms of exclusion and racism were identified in the immediate postwar years by thinkers such as Hannah Arendt and Aimé Césaire. Until recently, however, there has been little exchange between Jewish and postcolonial studies. On the one hand, this absence of comparative work can be attributed to postcolonial theory’s ...