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
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 ...
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 ...
Borders vs Bridges:
Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Americas
UCL Institute of the Americas, London
3rd Annual Conference 11-12 May 2017
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...