Archives by: Lucinda Newns

Call for Papers: Special Issue of South Asian Review on South Asian Disasters

Call for Papers: Special Issue of South Asian Review Topic: South Asian Disasters in 20th and 21st Century - Literature, Film, and Culture We invite proposals for a special issue of South Asian Review on “South Asian Disasters in Literature, Film, and Culture.” Edited by Liam O’ Loughlin and Pallavi Rastogi, the volume will be published in the spring of 2023. The special issue will feature Debjani Ganguly (University of Virginia), who will write the lead essay in the volume, and Upamanyu Pablo ... Read more

Call for Papers – SPEAKING AS THE ‘OTHER’: CALLIOPE International Conference, University of Helsinki: 10-12 May 2021

"SPEAKING AS THE ‘OTHER’: Coloniality, Subalternity, and Embodied Political Articulations" (late 18th – early 20th centuries) 10-12 May 2021 Live in Helsinki and online This multidisciplinary conference seeks to examine performative, embodied and acoustic histories of articulating political representation and colonial ‘otherness’. To that end, we intend to extend the focus of the conference beyond established Anglophone analyses of the metropole and colony, and indeed, beyond the disciplinary pre-eminence of Anglophone postcolonial studies.  The conference is planned to be held live at Metsätalo Lecture Hall 4, Unioninkatu 40, University ... Read more

New Publication – Imperial Beast Fables: Animals, Cosmopolitanism, and the British Empire

Imperial Beast Fables: Animals, Cosmopolitanism, and the British Empire (Palgrave MacMillan 2020) by Kaori Nagai This book coins the term ‘imperial beast fable’ to explore modern forms of human-animal relationships and their origins in the British Empire. Taking as a starting point the long nineteenth-century fascination with non-European beast fables, it examines literary reworkings of these fables, such as Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Books, in relation to the global politics of race, language, and species. The imperial beast fable figures variably as a key site ... Read more

Call for Chapters for Edited Book: Genetic Histories and Liberties

Genetic Histories and Liberties: Eugenics, Genetic Ancestries and Genetic Technologies in Literary and Visual Cultures Gender and the Body Series, Edinburgh University Press ‘Eugenics, at its root, divides people into positive and negative groups,’ Kevin Begos “Weak parents should not procreate. Because their children would inherit their inferior qualities, they would have no strength to lead a meaningful life, or in any way contribute to the state.” Plato, The Republic "Eugenics is the study of the agencies under social control that may improve or impair ... Read more

New Project – Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces

Dear colleagues, We are writing to inform you about a new project we are launching called "Thanatic Ethics: The Circulation of Bodies in Migratory Spaces". This is a project of the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities at the Education University of Hong Kong, led by Dr Bidisha Banerjee (Principal Investigator), by Dr Thomas Lacroix and Dr Judith Misrahi-Barak (Co-Investigators), in collaboration with EMMA (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) and the Maison Française of Oxford.Here is a brief summary of the project:Shocking images ... Read more

PSA Newsletter #25 (June 2020)

PSA Newsletter #25 is a special issue on ‘Decolonising Academia?’ Our contributors critically engage with calls for decolonisation academia, examining different aspects of the university and its practises from a range of geographical and linguistic perspectives, including interrogating to what extent decolonial thought can take place in a neo-liberal academia, emphasising the importance of associate tutor training in decolonising the university, examining how the English language has colonised academia, and considering how we can decolonise academia beyond postcolonial studies. This issue also features reports about an international ... Read more

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

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
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