Diasporic Trajectories: Transnational Cultures in the 21st Century
IASH, 2 Hope Park Square, University of Edinburgh
Seminar 5, Friday 13th November, 2-5pm
*Prof. David Murphy, ‘The Performance of Pan-Africanism: performing black identity at major pan-African festivals, 1966-2010’
*Dr James Procter , 'Diaspora on Air: Radio and Lyrical Modernity'
Chair: Dr Sam Coombes
The remaining seminars in the series are the following:
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 ...
Call for Papers
Representations of cinema and spectatorship in Francophone Africa
International Conference – ESAV - Marrakech (Morocco) – May 24-25, 2016
Research on African cinemas has until recently remained quite limited in scope. The films, filmmakers, and the political contexts as well as the images of the regions conveyed by the films have been the main focus of interest. The circulation of the films, film exhibition, cinema as a leisure activity, the ways in which people watch films are questions that have remained ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Reading group diary, autumn 2015
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, ...
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 ...
Call for Papers
Third Bremen Conference on Language and Literature in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts (BCLL#3)
In Association with INPUTS, BIKQS, and IACPL
March 15-18, 2016
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 ...
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, ...