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New Special Issue: “Native American Narratives in a Global Context”, Guest edited by Eman Ghanayem and Rebecca Macklin

Transmotion: An Online Journal of Postmodern Indigenous Studies, Vol 5, No 1 (2019) URL: https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion/issue/view/37?fbclid=IwAR2-W2akpota0GN08QmdXigji19xiz-FWYetECuaIHoWtwTJfcG2pCtTBl8 Native American Narratives in a Global Context In our contemporary moment, the world is seeing an increase in transnational Indigenous and decolonial activist movements. Idle No More, the BDS movement for a Free Palestine, and #NoDAPL and Mni Wiconi have all garnered international attention and trans-cultural calls for solidarity. These movements exemplify and build on long traditions of Indigenous resistance in international contexts and commitments to other marginalized groups. Mindful ... Read more

Call for Papers: Translational Spaces: Language, Literatures, Disciplines

A postgraduate and early career conference at the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT) Research Centre, University of Oxford, 22 FEBRUARY 2020 World Literature as a discipline has generated much debate, with scholars vying to define and delimit the field (see Damrosch, Apter, Moretti, Casanova, Spivak). This disruption of the definitional confines of World Literature stands alongside a radical questioning of the parameters of Modernism, Postcolonial, and Comparative Literature studies. Our conference aims to explore the demarcation, widening, and recalibration of ... Read more

New Book — Dalit Text: Aesthetics and Politics Re-imagined, Co-edited by Judith Misrahi-Barak, Nicole thiara, K. Satyanarayana

238 pages, Routledge Paperback ISBN 9780367218416Hardback ISBN 9781138494572E-book ISBN 9780367149031 UK and US versions available; South Asian version available in August https://www.routledge.com/Dalit-Text-Aesthetics-and-Politics-Re-imagined-1st-Edition/Misrahi-Barak-Satyanarayana-Thiara/p/book/9780367218416 This book, companion to the much-acclaimed Dalit Literatures in India, examines questions of aesthetics and literary representation in a wide range of Dalit literary texts. It looks at how Dalit literature, born from the struggle against social and political injustice, invokes the rich and complex legacy of oral, folk and performative traditions of marginalised voices. The essays and interviews systematically explore a ... Read more

New Book: Re-imagining the Guyanas, Co-edited by Lawrence Aje, Thomas Lacroix and Judith Misrahi-Barak

316 pages, ISBN 978-2-36781-291-5, Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée French Guyane, Guyana and Suriname are not often focused on. Sometimes French Guyane is believed to be an island, and one often wonders where Guyana is situated, or Suriname. This collection of essays aims to increase the visibility of the Guyanas and more particularly of the three countries mentioned above. It also means to contribute to scholarship already published and share the knowledge across various disciplinary fields. It will question the traditional divide ... Read more

CFP: Special Issue for Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature on Contemporary Black British Women’s Writing

We are welcoming submissions for a Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature on experimentation and innovation in contemporary Black British Women’s Writing (eds. Elisabeth Bekers, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett and Helen Cousins). This special issue aims to appraise the burgeoning field of Black British Women’s Writing in a collection of essays that considers the literary innovations of British women of African and African-Caribbean descent since the 1990s. The issue will highlight the centrality of aesthetic creativity in writing by black British women in order ... Read more

Conference: “Intellectuals Across Borders: Writers, Artists, Activists”

University of Münster, 5-6 September 2019  Co-hosted by the University of Lisbon "Misala ya silent" © Mbajani G. Nyangulu The second PIN Network Conference "Intellectuals Across Borders: Writers, Artists, Activists" will take place in Münster/Germany, co-hosted by the University of Münster and the University of Lisbon. The opening event is scheduled for the evening of Sept. 4, 2019. The conference closes on Sept. 6, 2019. Intellectuals Across Borders explores the dynamic formations of postcolonial intellectual work in the manifold European public spheres. The conference works with the idea ... Read more

CALL FOR PAPERS – US-Mexican Encounters In Contemporary North American Cinema

Hello everyone, Please see below a call papers. IMEX. MÉXICO INTERDISCIPLINARIO / INTERDISCIPLINARY MEXICO CALL FOR PAPERS US-MEXICAN ENCOUNTERS IN CONTEMPORARY NORTH AMERICAN CINEMA Editors of this issue: Guido Rings and Stephen Trinder Contributions to this iMex issue will explore the impact of the Trump era on images of Mexicans and Chicanos in recent US and Mexican cinema. Throughout the 2016 US presidential campaign and Donald Trump’s subsequent election to the presidency, Mexican immigration and Mexican-Americans, or Chicanos, were a central issue. Among a number ... Read more

PSA Convention 2019: Second submission deadline added

Thanks to all those who have submitted proposals for papers and panels for the upcoming PSA Convention to be held at the University of Manchester from 11th to 13th September 2019. We are delighted to say that we have received the largest number of submissions for a PSA convention to date. A number of members have expressed concern about submitting a proposal, or indeed making any travel plans, before the upcoming UK withdrawal from the European Union scheduled to take place on 29th March 2019. In ... Read more

Call for Contributions: PSA Newsletter #23 – Postcolonialism & Visual Culture

In "Notes on Postcolonial Visual Culture" (2011), Arvind Rajagopal points out that Analysts of visual culture have only recently begun to reckon with the complexity of postcolonial visual culture, acknowledging that it presents discontinuous temporalities and complex aesthetic forms that challenge routine ways of relating the history of media form to conventional historical processes. (11) In this special issue of the PSA newsletter we examine how the relationship between postcolonialism and visual culture has evolved in the last ten years, and we ask ... Read more

The PSA Newsletter #22 (December 2018)

The PSA Newsletter #22 (December 2018) is out now. In addition to book reviews, the call for papers for the 2019 PSA convention, and a call for contributions for #23 (Postcolonialism and Visual Culture), this open-themed issue includes reports about exciting events that were funded by the PSA and the new partnership between the PSA and Routledge. A preview (the first 9 pages) is attached below and the full newsletter can be downloaded by paid-up members. To access the download link, please first log in (under ... Read more
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