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Postponed: ‘Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines’ (University of Mauritius, NOW 2–5 August 2021)

Dear PSA members, colleagues and friends, Due to the outbreak of the pandemic, the ensuing slowdown and uncertainties, and the strict sanitary measures taken by Mauritian authorities, we have postponed the conference ‘Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines’ to 2-5 August 2021. We hope to make the best of the new, unexpected time at our disposal to broaden our conceptual agenda by highlighting the unique and timely contribution of the Humanities and Social Sciences to discussions on one of the major crises of our ... Read more

Call for Papers: Religion and Postcolonial Literature, Music, and Art

Special Issue Editor Prof. Dr. John HawleyGuest EditorDepartment of English, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053, USAInterests: Victorian and postcolonial literatures; gender studies; intersection between religion and literature Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, This Special Issue seeks to update the study of religion from a postcolonial theoretical approach to include not only Christianity but also the other major world religions, and to explore the uses to which religion has been put—both in the further imposition of varieties of colonization, and also in resistance to powerful ... Read more

Deadline Extended: ‘Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines’ (University of Mauritius, 4 – 6 August 2020)

In light of the disruption to work caused by the onset of Covid-19, we have decided to extend the deadline for paper and poster proposals to 20 April 2020. Click here to access the full call for papers. We will continue to closely review the global situation, and invite you to check our website (https://archipelagicmemory.wordpress.com/) and follow the conference Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/590162365141517/) for any news, as well as get in touch with us via email if you have any queries: archipelagicmemory@gmail.com. Read more

PSA/JPW Postgraduate Essay Prize: Deadline Extended

Due to the disruptions being caused by Covid-19, and the upheavals and pressures being experienced within the academic community, including postgraduate students, the deadline for this year's PSA/JPW Postgraduate Essay Prize is being extended to the 1st May 2020. We look forward to receiving your submission. Read more

Call for Papers: Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines (University of Mauritius, 4 – 6 August 2020)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed until 2-5 August 2021. Confirmed keynote speakers: Ananya Jahanara Kabir, King’s College London Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand/NYU George Abungu, Archaeologist and International Heritage Consultant Anwar Janoo, University of Mauritius The concept of the “archipelago” has been discussed and deployed by historians, social scientists, literary and cultural studies scholars since the 1950s to dismantle linear narratives of historical, national and cultural development; to resist the taxonomy of centre-periphery; to emphasise shared human experiences premised on relation, ... Read more

PSA Newsletter #24 (January 2020)

This is the convention issue of the PSA Newsletter, covering the 2019 Postcolonial Studies Association Convention, which took place at the University of Manchester, from 11-13 September. The conference theme was ‘Postcolonial Justice’ and this is a topic that many of our contributions engage with in different ways. We feature reflections by the PSA chair and the conference organisers, an extract from one of the keynotes and a discussion of postcolonial justice and branding. This issue also includes a report on ... Read more

New Publication – Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction: Homing the Metropole

Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction: Homing the Metropole (Routledge, 2019) by Lucinda Newns Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction responds to the need for a more materialist perspective on migration by reorienting the focus on domesticity and the everyday practices of homemaking and away from a celebratory and aestheticized reading of displacement. Centering on Britain as the location of arrival, its readings of canonical and underexplored works of diasporic fiction emanating from Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean foreground the significance ... Read more

CFP: Arab Literature in English: Re-writing Gender, Race, Politics and Culture. May 29, 2020

Coventry University Keynote Speakers Dr Atef Alshaer (University of Westminster)Dr Roxanne Douglas (University of Warwick) The conference will bring academics and researchers together to discuss the current topics, trends, and themes in the field of Arab literature written in the English Language. The scope of the conference encompasses all forms of literary production such as poetry, fiction, memoirs and autobiographies. We encourage participants to present papers about literary works produced in English by Arab authors or authors of Arab origin. The conference has a special ... Read more

GAPS Dissertation Award

The GAPS (formerly ASNEL) Dissertation Award is granted once every two years and recognizes an outstanding doctoral thesis that advances and expands in an exceptional manner the analytical and/or theoretical approach to Anglophone literatures around the world, to the study of varieties of the English, or to other postcolonial cultural forms, practices, and media. The award is endowed with € 2,000 and can be split among several doctoral theses. It will be awarded for the fourth time at the annual convention of GAPS in May 2020. In addition to the ... Read more

Call for Streams: London Conference in Critical Thought 2020

London Conference in Critical Thought 202014th & 15th August 2020Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, Kings College LondonCall for Streamshttp://londoncritical.org/ The Call for Streams is now open for the 9th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported by the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, Kings College London. The LCCT is a free, inter-institutional, interdisciplinary conference in critical thought that takes place annually in institutions across London. LCCT follows a non-hierarchical, decentralised model of organisation that undoes conventional ... Read more
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