Call for Conference Papers
University of Greenwich, London
27th and 28th June 2017
Conference Coordinator: Dr. Justine Baillie, University of Greenwich, London
Toni Morrison’s articulations of race, slavery, gender and history have secured her place within the literary canon and garnered extensive comment in contemporary criticism. Less evident are examinations of Morrison’s fiction and essays that emanate from global, transnational and diasporic perspectives and allow for an understanding of her engagement with global movements of peoples, Black Atlantic cultures and emerging postcolonial interest in ...
This is a reminder that the Postcolonial Studies Association is holding its Annual General Meeting via an online forum from 9am on Friday 16 September to 5pm on Tuesday 20 September. We hope that the virtual format and five-day span will enable many members to be involved.
Executive Committee officers will report as usual, and members may also propose AOB topics for discussion. As specified in the constitution, the annual general meeting has authority to determine any matters concerning the activity of ...
NEW STAGE IDIOMS: SOUTH AFRICAN DRAMA, THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
An international conference organized by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
May 11-13, 2017
2ND CALL FOR PAPERS
In the years that followed the end of Apartheid, South African drama, theatre and performance were characterized by a remarkable productivity, which entailed a process of constant aesthetic reinvention. In the post-apartheid period, South African playwrights and theatre makers sought to come to terms with the traumatic legacy of the pre-democratic past. Witness thereof are ...
Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies
In association with Liverpool University Press
Francophone Postcolonial Studies in the 21st Century
Friday 18 & Saturday 19 November 2016
Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Please find attached the provisional programme and registration form for the annual conference of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies, at Senate House on 18-19 November 2016. The theme of the conference is ‘Francophone Postcolonial Studies in the 21st Century’
Out today: Genre Fiction of New India: post-millennial receptions of 'weird' narratives
by E. Dawson Varughese
This book investigates fiction in English, written within, and published from India since 2000 in the genre of mythology-inspired fiction in doing so it introduces the term ‘Bharati Fantasy’. This volume is anchored in notions of the ‘weird’ and thus some time is spent understanding this term linguistically, historically (‘wyrd’) as well as philosophically and most significantly socio-culturally because ‘reception’ is a key theme to this ...
Call for Papers: The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies
Spring 2018 Special Issue: Law and Literature from the Global South
Guest Editors: David Babcock (James Madison University) and Peter Leman (Brigham Young University)
Deadline for Submissions (approximately 4,000-5,000 words): December 20, 2016
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CfP: available here
The editors of this special issue of JCPCS seek essays that respond to the question: what does it mean to study law and literature from the global south? “Law and Literature,” as a field, has responded in recent years to criticism of ...
Edinburgh Fringe: *NZINGA WARRIOR QUEEN*
Premiered in 2014 and back for another run at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, Mara Menzies' Nzinga Warrior Queen is the first ever Scottish theatre production to feature a powerful African woman as the protagonist.
Blending dance, live music, and storytelling, it is inspired by the real story of 17th-century Angolan queen Nzinga, who resisted the Portuguese colonisers and successfully kept control of her land throughout her entire life.
4th-19th August (not 10th), Scottish Storytelling Centre, 3pm. More information here.