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Reminder: CFP for Special Issue on Jewishness and Postcoloniality (deadline 1 December 2017)

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 ... Read more

The PSA Newsletter #19 (Summer 2017): ‘The Future of Postcolonial Studies’

The PSA Newsletter #19 (Summer 2017) is now out. The theme of this issue is 'The Future of Postcolonial Studies', inspired by a recent panel discussion organised by the PSA. The issue includes papers presented at the panel, an interview with one of our founding members and a number of related book reviews. You will also be introduced to the new Executive Committee of the PSA, who will serve until 2020. A preview (the first 10 pages) is attached here and the ... Read more

Call for papers: Special Issue on Native American Narratives in a Global Context

Call for Papers: Native American Narratives in a Global Context Special Issue to Appear in Transmotion: An Online Journal of Postmodern Indigenous Studies  Deadline for Abstracts: 1st October 2017 In the contemporary moment, the world has seen an increase in transnational and decolonial activist movements around indigenous rights. Idle No More, Rhodes Must Fall, the BDS movement for a Free Palestine and the Dakota Access Pipeline protests have all garnered international attention and trans-indigenous calls of solidarity. These politics have found their ways to ... Read more

CFP – Jewishness and Postcoloniality in Literature, Culture and Theory

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 ... Read more

Ngugi wa Thiong’o in Vienna, 2-4 May 2017

SAVE THE DATE: Ngugi wa Thiong'o in Vienna, 2-4 May 2017   Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, is one of Africa’s most important writers and intellectuals. He was born in Kenya in 1938 into a large peasant family, attended university in Uganda and in England and started his career as a novelist in the 1960s. His novels include Weep Not Child (1964), Matigari (1986) and Murogi wa Kagogo (transl. Wizard of the Crow ... Read more

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
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