Third Biannual Northern Postcolonial Network Symposium: Asylum, Refuge, Migration CfP

Third Biannual Northern Postcolonial Network Symposium: Asylum, Refuge, Migration A Joint Event of the University of Manchester and University of Salford 29 January 2016 (Attendance FREE) Call for Papers The Third Biannual NPN Symposium on ‘Asylum, Refuge, Migration’, 29 January 2016, at MediaCityUK (Salford), will bring together academic and non-academic audiences to debate the current and very pressing issues of asylum, refuge and migration. The focus of the day is therefore on conversation rather than on the delivery of formal academic papers. We warmly invite postgraduates and ... Read more

60 Untold Stories of Black Britain: exhibition at Goldsmiths University of London

You may be interested in visiting an exhibition at Goldsmiths University of London: '60 Untold Stories of Black Britain', which is running throughout October to mark Black History Month. Click on the image for more details.   Read more

Diasporic Trajectories: Transnational Cultures in the 21st Century- seminar schedule

Diaspora studies is a growing area of research within the broader field of postcolonial studies. Its principal focus is the ways in which the experiences of migrant and displaced communities have been represented in thought, literature and art. This seminar series will probe diaspora-related themes in a diverse range of ways, one of its aims being to develop still underworked comparative perspectives between the fields of Anglophone and francophone postcolonial studies. There will be two papers at each seminar, separated by a coffee ... Read more

CfP: “Art and Ideology in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Fiction -A Classic Anthology”

CALL FOR PAPERS “Art and Ideology in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Fiction - -A Classic Anthology” Edited by: Ernest N. Emenyonu, Iniobong I. Uko, & Patricia T. Emenyonu Easily the leading and most engaging voice of her era and generation, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has bridged gaps, introduced new motifs and narrative varieties which have energized contemporary African fiction since her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003). With Half of a Yellow Sun (2007) and The Thing Around Your Neck - - Short Stories (2009), she established ... Read more

Manchester Postcolonial Reading Group: Autumn 2015

Reading group diary, autumn 2015 Theme: Gender 1) Tuesday, 22 September, 12.00-13.00, Seminar Room 2, Graduate School (Ellen Wilkinson) Anne McClintock, Imperial Leather: Gender, Race and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest(Routledge, 1995): Chapter 6 (pp. 232-257) & Chapter 10 (pp. 352-389) 2) Tuesday, 20 October, 12.00-13.00, Seminar Room 2, Graduate School (Ellen Wilkinson) Christine Delphy, Separate and Dominate: Feminism and Racism After the War on Terror, trans. by David Broder (Verso, 2015) 3) Tuesday, 17 November, 12.00-13.00, Seminar Room 2, Graduate School (Ellen Wilkinson) Vron Ware, Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism, and History (Verso, ... Read more

Postcolonial Studies Association 2015 Convention

7 to 9 September: University of Leicester and College Court The Postcolonial Studies Association (UK) is having its first ever convention. Please join other delegates to share and discuss the most recent developments in postcolonial studies, under the special topic of Diasporas The full programme is available here. Confirmed keynote speakers Professor Paul Gilroy (King’s College London) Professor John McLeod (University of Leeds) Dr Gayatri Gopinath (New York University) Special topic: Diasporas Movement —be it of culture, capital or the human movement involved in colonialism, slavery, indentured labour, or postcolonial migration to former colonial ... Read more

Third Bremen Conference on Language and Literature in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

Call for Papers Third Bremen Conference on Language and Literature in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts (BCLL#3) In Association with INPUTS, BIKQS, and IACPL “Postcolonial Knowledges” March 15-18, 2016 Keynote Speakers:     Jeannette Armstrong (The University of British Columbia) Hamid Dabashi (Columbia University) Michel DeGraff (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Gloria Emeagwali (Central Connecticut State University) Lisa Lim (The University of Hong Kong) Sinfree Makoni (The Pennsylvania State University) This interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars of different academic backgrounds to explore how knowledge systems, cultures, languages, and literary traditions have been affected by colonial ... Read more

UDI 50th Anniversary Postgraduate Workshop

UDI 50th Anniversary Postgraduate Workshop November 4, 2015 10-4pm at the University of Bristol with keynote speaker Sue Onslow   Fifty years ago, on 11 November 1965, the Rhodesia Front Party issued a unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) from Britain. Only in 1981, after a prolonged, radical national struggle, attempted economic isolation, international hostility and brutal civil war did internationally-recognised independence come, under black majority rule. The importance of Zimbabwe’s colonial past is still contentious on the local, regional and international stage, ... Read more

Literatures of the Middle East – reading group (London)

You are warmly invited to the next session of Literatures of the Middle East - a reading group for postgraduates and staff in London. This is a friendly, informal space to discuss Middle Eastern literature in English/English translation, open to all those with an interest in the region and its literatures. For the first of two sessions focussing on Baghdad, we begin with Sinan Antoon’s novel, The Corpse Washer. This session will be held at Queen Mary on Thursday, 30 July, from 18:00 ... Read more

Dalit Literature and / in Translation

An international conference at the British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK 29-30 June 2015 Registration is now open for the conference on Dalit literature and translation to be held on 29 and 30 June 2015 at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. This conference is the fourth event hosted by the AHRC-funded Research Network ‘Writing, Analysing, Translating Dalit Literature’, which promotes a multi-disciplinary dialogue on Indian literature produced by Dalits (formerly known as Untouchables). This conference in ... Read more
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