Reminder of (virtual) AGM 16 – 20 September 2016

This is a reminder that the Postcolonial Studies Association is holding its Annual General Meeting via an online forum from 9am on Friday 16 September to 5pm on Tuesday 20 September. We hope that the virtual format and five-day span will enable many members to be involved. Executive Committee officers will report as usual, and members may also propose AOB topics for discussion. As specified in the constitution, the annual general meeting has authority to determine any matters concerning the activity of ... Read more

CfP: New Stage Idioms: South African Drama, Theatre and Performance In The Twenty-First Century

NEW STAGE IDIOMS: SOUTH AFRICAN DRAMA, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY An international conference organized by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) May 11-13, 2017 2ND CALL FOR PAPERS In the years that followed the end of Apartheid, South African drama, theatre and performance were characterized by a remarkable productivity, which entailed a process of constant aesthetic reinvention. In the post-apartheid period, South African playwrights and theatre makers sought to come to terms with the traumatic legacy of the pre-democratic past. Witness thereof are ... Read more

Francophone Postcolonial Studies in the 21st Century: Conference Programme and Regstration

  Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies In association with Liverpool University Press             Francophone Postcolonial Studies in the 21st Century  Friday 18 & Saturday 19 November 2016 Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU   Please find attached the provisional programme and registration form for the annual conference of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies, at Senate House on 18-19 November 2016. The theme of the conference is ‘Francophone Postcolonial Studies in the 21st Century’ Read more

CfP: “Law and Literature from the Global South,” special issue of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies.

Call for Papers: The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Spring 2018 Special Issue: Law and Literature from the Global South   Guest Editors: David Babcock (James Madison University) and Peter Leman (Brigham Young University)   Deadline for Submissions (approximately 4,000-5,000 words): December 20, 2016 Website: Contact Email: CfP: available here   The editors of this special issue of JCPCS seek essays that respond to the question: what does it mean to study law and literature from the global south? “Law and Literature,” as a field, has responded in recent years to criticism of ... Read more

Edinburgh Fringe: *NZINGA WARRIOR QUEEN*

Edinburgh Fringe: *NZINGA WARRIOR QUEEN* Premiered in 2014 and back for another run at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, Mara Menzies' Nzinga Warrior Queen is the first ever Scottish theatre production to feature a powerful African woman as the protagonist. Blending dance, live music, and storytelling, it is inspired by the real story of 17th-century Angolan queen Nzinga, who resisted the Portuguese colonisers and successfully kept control of her land throughout her entire life. 4th-19th August (not 10th), Scottish Storytelling Centre, 3pm. More information here. Read more

CfP: The Interface between British Contemporary Black and Jewish Cultures

The Interface between British Contemporary Black and Jewish Cultures  Friday 4 November 2016 University of Reading, UK   Over the past three decades, a considerable body of work has emerged on the interface between Black and Jewish cultures in the United States. In contrast, there has been very little scholarship on Black-Jewish cultural relations in the context of the United Kingdom. To a certain extent, this disparity can be explained by the very different histories of Jewish and Black populations on either side of the ... Read more

CfP: Inhabiting the voids of History-A conference on Caryl Phillips

Inhabiting the voids of History A conference on Caryl Phillips May 23-24 2017 University of Caen, Normandy (ERIBIA) Call for Papers This two-day conference on the work of Caryl Phillips will be held in the presence of the author. Often labelled a neo-slave narrative, Crossing the River is emblematic of an interest in slave history and slave narratives which has manifested itself in recent decades. As such it invites a reflexion on the nature and workings of collective memory, and in particular the socio-historical workings of memory ... Read more

CfP: Refugee Literature Workshop GIS-MOMM Bi-Annual Conference (4-6 July 2017)

Refugee Literature Workshop GIS-MOMM Bi-Annual Conference 4-6 July 2017 Dear colleagues,   I would like to invite you to participate to the workshop I am putting together on refugee literature for the next GIS bi-annual conference, taking place in Paris in July 2017.   Before I explain the objectives of the workshop, let me introduce you first very briefly to the CNRS Scientific Interest Group (Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique, GIS) on the Middle East and the Muslim World (Moyen-Orient et Mondes musulmans, MOMM).   GIS-MOMM was created in 2013 as ... Read more

CfP: Postcolonial Italy: between Assimilation and Integration Symposium

Postcolonial Italy: between Assimilation and Integration Symposium Adelaide, 23 November 2016 Flinders University and the Australasian Centre for Italian Studies (ACIS) will host a one-day symposium, Postcolonial Italy: between Assimilation and Integration, convened by Luciana d’Arcangeli and Laura Lori, in Adelaide on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 at Flinders in the City, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia. The keynote speaker will be Kaha Mohamed Aden. Her documentary, La quarta via, will be screened free and open to the community at 6.30pm. The conveners are ... Read more

CfP: Writing South Africa Now: a Colloquium, 16th-17th June, 2016

    Writing South Africa Now: a Colloquium, 16th-17th June, 2016 Call for Papers: Writing the South African City EXTENDED DEADLINE: 19th March, 2016 Hosted by LSE Cities, London School of Economics, in collaboration with the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge In 2013, it was reported that more than two-thirds of South Africa’s citizens now live in the country’s sprawling urban areas. The Gauteng region alone saw its population swell to some 12 million, an increase of more than 30% in 10 years and more than ... Read more
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