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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

Call for Papers: Religion and Postcolonial Literature, Music, and Art

Special Issue Editor Prof. Dr. John HawleyGuest EditorDepartment of English, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053, USAInterests: Victorian and postcolonial literatures; gender studies; intersection between religion and literature Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, This Special Issue seeks to update the study of religion from a postcolonial theoretical approach to include not only Christianity but also the other major world religions, and to explore the uses to which religion has been put—both in the further imposition of varieties of colonization, and also in resistance to powerful ... 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

PSA Newsletter #24 (January 2020)

This is the convention issue of the PSA Newsletter, covering the 2019 Postcolonial Studies Association Convention, which took place at the University of Manchester, from 11-13 September. The conference theme was ‘Postcolonial Justice’ and this is a topic that many of our contributions engage with in different ways. We feature reflections by the PSA chair and the conference organisers, an extract from one of the keynotes and a discussion of postcolonial justice and branding. This issue also includes a report on ... Read more

New Publication – Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction: Homing the Metropole

Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction: Homing the Metropole (Routledge, 2019) by Lucinda Newns Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction responds to the need for a more materialist perspective on migration by reorienting the focus on domesticity and the everyday practices of homemaking and away from a celebratory and aestheticized reading of displacement. Centering on Britain as the location of arrival, its readings of canonical and underexplored works of diasporic fiction emanating from Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean foreground the significance ... Read more

CFP: Arab Literature in English: Re-writing Gender, Race, Politics and Culture. May 29, 2020

Coventry University Keynote Speakers Dr Atef Alshaer (University of Westminster)Dr Roxanne Douglas (University of Warwick) The conference will bring academics and researchers together to discuss the current topics, trends, and themes in the field of Arab literature written in the English Language. The scope of the conference encompasses all forms of literary production such as poetry, fiction, memoirs and autobiographies. We encourage participants to present papers about literary works produced in English by Arab authors or authors of Arab origin. The conference has a special ... Read more
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