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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

GAPS Dissertation Award

The GAPS (formerly ASNEL) Dissertation Award is granted once every two years and recognizes an outstanding doctoral thesis that advances and expands in an exceptional manner the analytical and/or theoretical approach to Anglophone literatures around the world, to the study of varieties of the English, or to other postcolonial cultural forms, practices, and media. The award is endowed with € 2,000 and can be split among several doctoral theses. It will be awarded for the fourth time at the annual convention of GAPS in May 2020. In addition to the ... Read more

Call for Streams: London Conference in Critical Thought 2020

London Conference in Critical Thought 202014th & 15th August 2020Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, Kings College LondonCall for Streamshttp://londoncritical.org/ The Call for Streams is now open for the 9th annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted and supported by the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, Kings College London. The LCCT is a free, inter-institutional, interdisciplinary conference in critical thought that takes place annually in institutions across London. LCCT follows a non-hierarchical, decentralised model of organisation that undoes conventional ... Read more

Postdoctoral Bursaries, University of Nottingham, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Deadline 25 November 2019.  Applications are invited for the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies (University of Nottingham) Postdoctoral Bursaries for postgraduates whose PhDs have been examined with a result of pass, or pass with minor amendments, since September 2018, and whose work complements any area of research in the School. Preference maybe given to proposals from candidates with an existing connection to Nottingham.  Duration - The bursaries are tenable for six months. The bursaries will be available from 1 January 2020, ... Read more

Midlands4Cities AHRC PhD funding: American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham

AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK/EU applicants. The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M4C is awarding up to 94 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants ... Read more

New Publication – Palestinian Culture and the Nakba: Bearing Witness

Palestinian Culture and the Nakba: Bearing Witness (Oxford: Routledge, 2019) by Hania Nashef. The Nakba not only resulted in the loss of the homeland, but also caused the dispersal and ruin of entire Palestinian communities. Even though the term Nakba refers to a singular historic event, the consequence of 1948 has symptomatically become part of Palestinian identity, and the element that demarcates who the Palestinian is. Palestinian exile and loss have evolved into cultural symbols that at once help define the person ... Read more

2019 PSA Convention: Justice

Join us from the 11th to 13th of September at the University of Manchester for the biennial Convention of the Postcolonial Studies Association. There will be papers on all aspects of postcolonial research, from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Click here to access the full programme and abstracts. The special topic of this year's convention is Justice. For all their differences, it might be said that postcolonialists are united in their commitment to pursuing justice in the face of all ... Read more

Abstracts

Delegates, alphabetically by last names Aghogho Akpome The African refugee and the crisis of European (in)justice in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go Went Gone This paper explores Go Went Gone, a 2015 novel by the German writer, Jenny Erpenbeck on the plight of a handful of African refugees in Berlin in the context of what has been called the European refugee/migrant ‘crisis’. The novel’s exploration of the impossible juridical/bureaucratic obstacles placed before these refugees foreground the ways in which the so-called ‘crisis’ of recent migration to the West can be understood primarily ... Read more

Keynote Speakers

David Theo Goldberg Professor, Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, USA https://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=4716 Global Dread Dread, I suggest, is the driving political affect of our current conjuncture. I examine the relational ambiguities of a dread that is more or less global, the dread globalization has prompted (contrasted with the dread of global imperialisms) and the dread of globalization as such. Paul Gilroy spoke of postcolonial mourning, the nostalgia for a sensed loss of standing in a world bereft of empire, its affordances both material and affective. I ... Read more

The PSA Newsletter #23 (August 2019)

This special issue of the PSA newsletter focuses on Postcolonialism and Visual Culture. Our contributors examine how the relationship between these two fields has evolved in the last ten years, and ask how postcolonial visual culture represents and engages with the histories and processes of the colonial and the postcolonial. This issue also includes reports on events such as the Australian Association for Caribbean Studies 2019 conference, the launch of the New Voices in Postcolonial Studies network and an International Showcase event ... Read more
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