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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, ...