CfP: Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe

Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe 6 - 8 July 2017, University of Tampere, Finland   URBAN CULTURE – RURAL PAROCHIALISM? EUROPEAN CITYSCAPES AND PERIPHERIES IN AFRICAN (DIASPORIC) LITERATURES Panel organizers: Janine Hauthal (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) & Anna-Leena Toivanen (University of Eastern Finland) European cities frequently figure in African (diasporic) fiction. With their landmarks and suburbs, former colonial metropolitan centres serve as settings in narratives exploring a variety of African diasporic experiences in Europe and contribute to the project of rewriting the continent from a new perspective. While ... Read more

Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize

Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize The journal of Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press) is delighted to announce the launch of the 2017 Essay Prize.  The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary women’s writing, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers and support the professional development of next generation scholars. The winner of the inaugural 2016 Essay Prize was Mary Horgan for “About Change: Ali Smith’s Numismatic Modernism.” You can read Mary’s essay ... Read more

CfP:Borders vs Bridges: Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas (Extended Deadline)

 Borders vs Bridges:  Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas  UCL Institute of the Americas, London  3rd Annual Conference 11-12 May 2017  Keynote Speakers:  Prof. Cathy McIlwaine (QMUL) & Dr. Nick Witham (UCL-IA) Extended Call For Papers - New Deadline 13th January  Following the success of our 1st  and 2nd International Conferences, the UCL Americas Research Network invites postgraduate students and early  career researchers working on any aspect of the Americas to participate in our 3rd International Conference: 'Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas. As a leading postgraduate hub for studies of the Americas ... Read more

CfP: Ecotones 2: Experiences of Migration and Transformations in the Ecotones, 22-24 June, 2017

Ecotones 2: Experiences of Migration and Transformations in the Ecotones University of Poitiers (MIGRINTER), France  22-24 June, 2017 Deadline to submit a proposal: 10 January, 2017 Notification of acceptance: 1 March, 2017 In partnership with EMMA (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) and Coastal Carolina University (SC) and in collaboration with CRHIA (Université de La Rochelle) and CIELAM (Université d’Aix Marseille) This event is the follow-up of a conference cycle on the notion of ecotones. Initially used in physical geography, an “ecotone” is a transitional area between two or more ... Read more

CfP: ‘Global Morrison’, University of Greenwich, London 27th and 28th June 2017

Call for Conference Papers ‘Global Morrison’ 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 ... Read more

3-G Network Celebrates the Guyanas – London Conference, Oct 27-29, 2016

Imagining the Guyanas / Ecologies of Memory and Movement Conference Dates: 27-29 October, 2016 Location: University of London, School of Advanced Study, Senate House Confirmed Keynotes: Alissa Trotz (University of Toronto) and Janette Bulkan (University of British Columbia) Special Guest: Clem Seecharan Confirmed Writers and Artists: John Agard, Gaiutra Bahadur, Malika Booker, Fred D’Aguiar, Cyril Dabydeen, Grace Nichols, Jan Lowe Shinebourne and Keith Waithe Details and Registration: < Additionally: <> PARTNERING INSTITUTIONS: Coastal Carolina University, Université de Poitiers (MIGRINTER), Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (EMMA), Université d’Anvers, University of Stirling, ... Read more

Reminder and Update: Network Celebrates the Guyanas – Montpellier, Nov 4-5, 2016

Imagining the Guyanas / Across the Disciplines Conference Dates: November 4-5, 2016 Location: Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 Confirmed Keynotes: William Marshall (University of Stirling) and Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool) Special Guests: Alexis Tiouka (French Guyane), Alissa Trotz (University of Toronto), Didier Vincent (Kandjokan France), Michelle Asantewa Invited Writer: Pauline Melville More details here. Friday Novembre 4 Salle des colloques n°2, St Charles 8.30 Registration 9.15 Opening of the conference 9.30-11.00 Panel 1: Crossing Borders Chair : Thomas Lacroix ·      Clémence Léobal, University Paris Descartes and EHESS [& Ine Apapoe, Anton de Kom University ... Read more

Reminder of (virtual) AGM 16 – 20 September 2016

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 ... Read more

Summer 2016 Newsletter

The Summer 2016 issue of the PSA Newsletter is now available to download. This issue focuses on the topic of 'Postcolonial Cities'. Highlights include Léopold Lambert's report from the Calais 'Jungle', Zahira Asmal on Johannesburg as 'Arrival City', Monique Michal Marks on the increased securitization of South Africa's urban centres and photography by Jodi Bieber and Bradley Garrett. You will also find reports on recent conferences and research networks and PSA news. A preview is available here. Log in to your member's account to view the full newsletter (paid members only).   Read more

CfP: New Stage Idioms: South African Drama, Theatre and Performance In The Twenty-First Century

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 ... Read more
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